Remembering the character of God and the wonderful things he has done moves us to praise and thank our great God for who he is and what he has done. This series of devotions have been written by Sarah Condie to encourage you to ponder the loving deeds of the Lord, so that songs of joy and thankfulness bubble forth from within you. Some devotions will focus on small but significant habits, while others will focus on the character of God.
At the end of each devotion and prayer, Sarah has provided a link to a song. Everyone’s taste in music is unique, so please, if you don’t like her choices, choose songs that you love.
A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.
1 It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
The Bible is a love story of God’s love, God’s unfailing, steadfast, never-ending love. This recurring theme reverberates through the pages of the Bible. It’s there at the beginning, the middle and the end.
This is how much God loves you:
‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
This is the climax of the God’s love story. He lavishes his love on us with such extravagance, generosity and graciousness. Christian reader, this love story — of rescue, redemption and restoration — now lies at the heart of your personal story. God loves you so much that you are his precious, beloved child. He brought you out of darkness into his marvellous light and said, ‘You are mine.’
What’s your salvation story? Sometimes it’s in the telling of a story that our hearts are warmed. Why not remind yourself of the story of God’s love for you? And why not share that story with others? It will warm their hearts too.
Today is Sunday, and Psalm 92 is a song for the Sabbath. It’s a Psalm that encourages us to remember God’s love this morning and to sing a song of thanks and praise. As the Psalmist reminds us, this is a good thing to do and is pleasing to the Lord. Our voices filled with joy and gladness at the wonder of his love are music to his ears.
‘But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
Slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
Turn to me and have mercy on me.’
Thank you for the love and mercy you have shown us in the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for the living hope of eternal life with you. Amen.
Song: God So Loved – We the Kingdom
This series of devotions was written for and first published by The Bible Society Australia.