Praise the Lord o my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. (Psalm 103:2-4)
Thanksgiving is coming to a close and that full feeling is beginning to dissipate from eating a little more than usual. Thankfully I have been getting a little more exercise in climbing a mountain yesterday, Camelback in Scottsdale, and the going into my favorite pit tomorrow at the Grand Canyon. Mountains have always been places that bring a sense of the presence of God, think Mt. Sinai or the mountain where Jesus was changed in his appearance before the disciples. What God always wants to do is elevate us to walk closer with him.
On this day of thanks we speak to God and say thanks but we also look to how we can be thankful. Pray over the Consecrated Stewards cards that have been distributed in church (or print one here). On this day especially we do not forget all of his benefits.