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I Was Just Thinking … About Responding to Grace

When John Newton wrote the song “Amazing Grace,” he celebrated the panorama of God’s grace, including the grace that saved him, the grace that brought him through trials, and the prospect of a grace-filled life of joy and peace in eternity, for which he expected to continue praising God after ten thousand years. Newton’s song … Continue reading

Team #8—Praise for the Team

There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 1 Corinthians 14:4–6 Together everyone accomplished more. Together you create and sustain all that is not God. Together … Continue reading

Transformation #8—Final Transformation

The Lord, Jesus Christ, will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:21. O Life-changing God, our hearts rejoice that you bring your transforming power to bear for us. We delight in … Continue reading

Success #9—Successful Praise

God saw all that he had made, and behold, it was very good. … God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it he rested from all his work which he had created. Genesis 1:31; 2:3 O God our Creator, in your successful rest we do our work. Because you were satisfied with … Continue reading

Forgiveness #8—Pardoned Praise

You shall not hate your brother in your heart; … you shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge … but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; for I am the Eternal … who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19:19 O God, mercy, grace and peace are gifts from you … Continue reading

Guidance #8—Praising Guidance

If you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom like midday. And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places. Isaiah 58:11 Faithful Father, you have made it so clear how you want me to … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes #8—Sovereign Praise

Nebuchadnezzar blessed the Most High: “He does according to his will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of earth; and no one can ward off his hand or say to him, ‘What have you done?’ … All that he does is right, his ways are just, and he is able to humble … Continue reading

Servants #8—Praised by Servants

Whoever serves, let him do so by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. 1 Peter 4:11 Gracious God, over a billion people around the world, millions across the nation, thousands in our states, and … Continue reading

Superlative Thanksgiving

It is good to give you thanks, O Yahweh; to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your extravagant kindness in the morning and your faithfulness by night. … For you, Yahweh, have made me happy by your work. I will sing for joy because of what you have done. Psalm 92:1–4 … Continue reading

Civility #8—Civil Praise

I am not ashamed of the gospel because the power of God to save is available to everyone, regardless of ethnic or cultural background. Romans 1:16 Yahweh, place a guard on my mouth! Protect the opening of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to evil speech as a way to participate in sinful … Continue reading