Verse: Psalm 21: 1, 2, 13
The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! 2 You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips … 13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.

It’s Thanksgiving week, time to eat lots of food, watch football, and shop for deals! Oh, and also, we could think about being grateful I guess. If we have time!

Check out Psalm 21. David starts off saying that he is rejoicing in God’s strength. And he ends by saying that God should be exalted in his strength, and that David will sing and praise his might. In between, he lays out multiple ways that he is grateful to God for how his strength has protected him, defended him, and given him victory.

I wonder if we could take a page out of David’s playbook here and start off our Tuesday doing the same thing. What would your prayer of gratitude look like today? Can you start by rejoicing in what God has done for you? Can you take 60 seconds and pray through your life looking for people and things that you are grateful to God for?

James 1:17 tells us that, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” What are the good and perfect gifts in your life that have come from Jesus?

I encourage/challenge you, right now, to stop, take a moment, and pray a prayer of gratitude. List out people, situations, and things you are grateful to God for. Then go through qualities about God that you are grateful for. And end with gratitude for the work of Jesus on the cross. Try this today and see how it lifts your perspective and draws you closer to Him.

Author: Christian Dunn