Let your soul take a moment of rest as you hear God’s word. Put your busy schedule, wandering mind, stressful thoughts, and burdened heart at the feet of the cross and open up to God’s voice as the Giver of Life tends your soul.
Psalm 105:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice.
Seek the LORD and his strength;
seek his presence continually.
Remember the wonderful works he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,
In these verses, I see several actions, which if practiced, can lead to deeper faithfulness.
Give thanks. Simple right? Acknowledge that all we have is from God. Live gratefully. No matter what. Grateful.
Call on God’s name. Above all else and whether life is good or hard, call on God.
Make known God’s deeds, tell of God’s wonderful works. Bear witness to the ways God has worked. Do not sit silently. Share your story for the good of others and to the glory of God.
Sing praises. Even if you can’t carry a tune! Use your voice to offer praise to God.
Seek the Lord. Be diligent in your faithfulness. Notice God’s presence around you.
Remember. Remember who God is. Remember what God has done. Let that remembering shape who you are and how you speak and act. Do not forget God’s action in creation or in your own life.
Give thanks, call on God, make known, sing out, seek, remember. List these words/phrases on a post-it and stick it on your mirror or back door for the next week. See if living under these words changes the focus of your days.
God of grace, help me to seek, remember and tell. To sing out, to call on, and to give thanks. You are faithful and good, and I want to live faithfully in return. Amen.
Go with God!