Heart Full of Thanks — Counting One Thousand Gifts (365-376)

On Saturday, I read with interest Mark D. Roberts’ post for Daily Reflections at The High Calling.  Roberts’ reflections on Psalm 118 almost brought me to my knees.  Questions began whirling in my head and heart:  Do I always give God the glory?  Do I seek my own selfish satisfaction of being in the spotlight?  Do I seek compliments upon my accomplishments in church activities?  Do I stop and even think that the glory isn’t mine?  And the questions went on! 

I want to share with you the prayer that concluded Roberts’ post on Saturday.  It’s one I hope I never forget . . . .

Not to us, O LORD, not to us,
     but to your name goes all the glory
     for your unfailing love and faithfulness.
May you be glorified, Lord, in my work.
May you be glorified in my family.
May you be glorified in all of my relationships.
May you be glorified in my earning and my spending.
May you be glorified in my public life and my private life.
May you be glorified in my church.
May you be glorified in every bit of my life.
Not to us, O LORD, not to us,
     but to your name goes all the glory
     for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Amen

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Counting again today with Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience:

365.  God’s Son who died for our sins.
366.  Prayer, so simple and yet sometimes so hard.
367.  Calling to minister in caregiving.
368.  Niece and nephew answering the call to serve in Nigeria.
369.  Another niece answering God’s call by teaching in Russia.
370.  Two days of warm, sunny weather this past week.
371.  Memories being discovered in dusty old boxes.
372.  The love of my life and all he does for me.
373.  Safety for our daughter and her son as they returned from Indiana.
374.  Our daughter-in-law so full of compassion and giving.
375.  Friends I’ve never met who are praying for our family.
376.  Glorious goodness of God.

Won’t you come on over to Ann’s place and join us in sharing the gifts God has placed in your life this last week?

A Holy Experience
Photo credit:  Wednesday Night Service
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2 thoughts on “Heart Full of Thanks — Counting One Thousand Gifts (365-376)

  1. Oh, yes. Not to us, but to You, Lord. GLORY! What a beautiful prayer. thank you so much for sharing it. Think I'll write that one down…loved your "prayer, so simple and yet sometimes so hard" list. So true, Sherrey. What a blessing it is! Blessed by your post today, thank you!All for Him,Nikki

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  2. Nikki, I'm so glad you dropped in to visit. Yes, I loved that prayer too and could not resist sharing it. I was also blessed by you today.May He continue to bless you,Sherrey

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