MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25, 2021
GIVE THANKS AND REMEMBER OTHERS
Main Text: Hebrews 13:16 ‘‘Do not forget to do good and to share for with such sacrifices God is well pleased’’
Job 42:10 – And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: and Jehovah gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Here is a thanksgiving prayer written by Jeanne Phillips, ‘‘Oh Heavenly father, we thank thee for food and remember the hungry,We thank thee for health and remember the sick, We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved, May these remembrances, stir us to service, that thy gift to us may be used for others. Amen.
The words of this prayer echo the clear teaching of scripture. Our thanksgiving to God should always be accompanied by thinking of those in need. The writer of Hebrews said ‘‘Therefore by Jesus let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name (Hebrew 13:15).
But there is more to it than thankfulness. We are to put actions behind our gratitude’’. ‘‘Do not forget to do good and to share for with such sacrifices, God is well pleased’’ (Heb. 13:16). Be thankful for Gods many blessings, but be sure to remember those who have less.
SERVING OTHERS IS A WAY OF THANKING GOD
Thank you blessed Lord for your blessings upon us. Help us to realize that your blessings must flow freely from areas of abundance to areas of lack.