Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful


This week in honor of Thanksgiving, my FAVORITE holiday, I am going to attempt to blog something I'm thankful for each day including the traditional list on Thanksgiving Day that I've done for the last couple of years (you can find them here and here).

Today I want to share with you how thankful I am for God's word; this year more than ever. I'm not perfect by any means, but I used to take it for granted and lately God has been reminding me of how important it is for me to read my Bible daily and to hide His word in my heart. I pray for you, my blog readers, that you know and follow this truth as well.

In honor of this, I'm going to share a list of truths about God's word for you to read from a sermon titled A Song of Trust in God's Word that I heard at my church on 11/15/09. You can listen to it HERE!! All of the verses referenced are from Psalm 119.

  • God's word is a source of blessing v. 1
  • God's word increases my love/passion for God v. 10-11
  • God's word helps me overcome the world's rebukes & insults v. 19-23
  • God's word encourages me in difficult times v. 25, 28
  • God's word teaches me to focus on the eternal, not the temporary v. 36-37
  • God's word gives me what to say v. 41-46
  • God's word reminds me He will bring justice v. 52-53
  • God's word brings me to repentance v. 59
  • God's word teaches me God's sovereignty & purposes in affliction v. 71
  • God's word shows me my need…Godly understanding v. 73, 75
  • God's word teaches me longsuffering v. 81-84
  • God's word brings hope v. 92-93
  • God's word brings wisdom not based on age & life experiences v. 98-100
  • God's word keeps me from foolishly falling into traps v. 105, 109-110
  • God's word teaches me the fate of the wicked v. 119
  • God's word teaches me dependency on Him v. 121-126
  • God's word makes sense of life v. 130
  • God's word teaches me biblical anger v. 139
  • God's word makes prayer meaningful v. 145-148
  • God's word teaches me He is the giver of eternal life v. 154, 156, 159
  • God's word brings peace v. 165
  • God's word teaches that He answers prayer v. 169-176

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

This sermon really impacted may! I typed this out also and handed it out to my Wed morning group to study on their own over the holidays! :)