Giving ~ Thanks

Giving ~ Thanks

Psalm 100

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth!
    Serve the Lord with gladness;
    come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
    it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
    we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
    and into His courts with praise;
    be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good; His mercy endures forever,
    and His faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100 (MEV)

Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
    Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
    Thank him. Worship him.

For God is sheer beauty,
    all-generous in love,
    loyal always and ever.

Psalm 100:4-5 (MSG)

As God has so graciously given to us, may we heap blessings and grace on others today.   May our hearts be full of thanks to our Father in Heaven and may that thankful heart pour out in spoken words of thanks to those around us whom God has gathered to be with us.

I am very  thankful for you who gather here and for your love and encouragement to me.   May your blessings be heaped high today …

Happy Thanksgiving!


Joy Waters Martin

My kids tease me sometimes that my definition of a situation going well is often described as, "It was 'life-giving' " -- meaning, it may have had some conflicts or uneasy moments or stress but all in all , something about it breathed life into the situation and the people involved...something of the heart was moved in a good direction. I'm all about LIFE ... life with my husband, life with 4 adult children, their spouses and 8 grandchildren (to date, that is :), life in our home and life in a wild adventure we tend to label "ministry". In reality , all of these categories mesh together to make up the "organic me". Relational , redeeming and restoring are some of my favorite words and they give life to my soul as I walk it all out with Jesus Christ, the Giver of all life. Profile Photo by: Melody Martin

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  1. Nicole Budiman

    A beautiful passage. My Miss Neriah has been memorising this at Sunday school so I can’t wait to show her when she wakes up (its 7am Friday here). Happy thanksgiving to you and your dear ones.

    1. Joy Waters Martin

      Awww…how sweet. Hugs to you and your babies, Nicole! Thanks for stopping in here to say hello. Happy Thanksgiving and holiday season to you all. Miss you!!!

  2. Michele

    You are loved in ways you will never know my sister. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for blessing me every day by being in my life! Xoxo.

    1. Joy Waters Martin

      Well…you’re one of my treasured gifts, Michele, and I am forever thankful to you, my friend. May your weekend be peaceful and contemplative 😉 Love you.

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