GPS: January 2, 2016

By January 2, 2016Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Psalm 148

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

   praise him in the heights!

Praise him, all his angels;

   praise him, all his host!

Praise him, sun and moon;

   praise him, all you shining stars!

Praise him, you highest heavens,

   and you waters above the heavens!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

   for he commanded and they were created.

He established them for ever and ever;

   he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

   you sea monsters and all deeps,

fire and hail, snow and frost,

   stormy wind fulfilling his command!

Mountains and all hills,

   fruit trees and all cedars!

Wild animals and all cattle,

   creeping things and flying birds!

Kings of the earth and all peoples,

   princes and all rulers of the earth!

Young men and women alike,

   old and young together!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

   for his name alone is exalted;

   his glory is above earth and heaven.

He has raised up a horn for his people,

   praise for all his faithful,

   for the people of Israel who are close to him.

Praise the Lord!

Food For Thought:

This is a beautiful song of praise by the Psalmist. Today, I want to encourage you to write a song of praise to God. What specific things would you include? What are you especially thankful for in your life?


God of glory,

your splendor shines from a manger in Bethlehem,

where the Light of the world is humbly born

into the darkness of human night.

Open our eyes to Christ’s presence in the shadows of our world,

so that we, like him, may become beacons of your justice,

and defenders of all for whom there is no room. Amen.



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