Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing Thanks

We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks; your name is near.
People tell of your wondrous deeds.
Psalm 75: 1 NRSV

I love to hear about where people have seen God at work in their lives. It is awe-inspiring just to see the wonderful and thankful expressions on folks' faces. And when you hear someone else's story, you want to share your own.

Lately, many of my friends on facebook have been sharing things they are thankful for as it is that season. Those are some of my favorite posts. There is something much more uplifting about sharing thanksgiving rather than gossip.

My favorite time in worship is our Lay Witness time - one member wants to call them "Glory Stories." Some days in worship, the Spirit does not seem to be nudging anyone to say anything and there is a dead silence. However, most of the times folks really do want to share what God is doing in their lives and we all give thanks together.

That is exactly what the psalmist wants us to do!

God, help us to give thanks not just privately to you but in public so that we can all give you thanks together. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Share one instance where you have seen God at work in your life lately with someone else and give thanks.

Copyright 2009 Amelia G. Sims

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