SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE


“How to get started reading the Bible”—we’ve all googled it before. No matter how far you’ve come on your faith journey, reading the Bible can be hard! We’re right there with you. We see these Scripture meditations as a way to read Scripture in a digestible way. Let’s start together, one verse at a time!  

 

God Blessed Me

What joys and blessings have been filling your weeks lately?

Sometimes, it’s hard to see the good things in life. It’s like our glasses for seeing blessings are foggy. But then there are the times where we just feel really thankful. Our hearts feel overwhelmed by the generosity and goodness God has shown us and we nearly explode, exclaiming, “God Blessed Me!”

Maybe you’re feeling the “God Blessed Me!” mood today, or maybe you’re not. But in this meditation, we’re sitting with that gratitude, and praising God. 

Join us!

Psalm 9:1–2

1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Observations from the Text

  • Our hearts can praise God (v. 1) 
  • Giving thanks includes sharing about God’s goodness (v. 1)
  • In relationship with God, we can be glad! (v. 2)
  • God is the “Most High” (v. 2)

Prayers of Response

Father, you have so generously blessed me by _________, and I want to praise you for it!

God, I know that I tend to dwell on what isn’t right in my life, like _________, and don’t often get excited about the good things, like _________. Help me to recognize them both!

Prayer Requests

I know that _________ (name) is having a hard time right now. I pray that you help brighten their day today by _________. 

Lord, please strengthen the gladness and rejoicing in my heart by _________. 

Prayers of Readiness

Lord, I trust you to show me the best way to “tell of your wonderful deeds” today as I _________. 

God, I will show you my appreciation for  _________ by _________.

Reflection:

  1. What’s another scripture or bible story that reminds you of God’s generosity?
  2. What are things you do that help you get into a mindset of gratitude?
  3. What’s a blessing you’d like to speak over someone else right now?
  4. What’s a moment of gratitude or generosity you’ve witnessed this month that has encouraged you?

 

Reading the Bible through Scripture meditations can be an easy way of connecting with God each day. For more Scripture meditations, visit this page!

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