Day 1: Thanksgiving and Consecration
O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the deep places of the earth:
the strength of the hills is his also.
The sea is his, and he made it:
and his hands formed the dry land.
O come, let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
For he is our God;
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand
Psalm 95:1-7 (KJV)
Thanksgiving is defined as an act of thanking God, especially in prayer or ceremony or national celebration. It is a noun, which, in its most basic form, means it refers to a person, place or thing. And, without a doubt we are all capable of finding at least one experience over these past months to which we offer our thanks to our God. But the point of reminding us of its meaning is that thanksgiving, and consecration too, are not passive. They are actions that require us to celebrate, to share, to remember, to pray, to sing and to testify.
As we reflect upon our journey through 2016 to date let us do so purposefully, whether it is to document it in a diary or through social media, or perhaps invite family, friends and associates to rejoice with you. Whatever way we choose let us truly make it an act of thanking God (2 Cor. 2:14).
- Father, I bless you for every level of blessing, opportunities, and upliftment I’ve received all through the year.
- God, I worship you for every level of encounter you’ve granted me in this season.
- Father, thanks for every undeserved grace I’ve enjoyed and for the privileges brought to me under the cover of your love.
- Father, I bless you for never giving up on me even in my worst times and seasons when I didn’t live up to your expectation of me.
- God, I commit myself more unto you today and I rededicate myself in closer intimacy with you.
- God, I ask that as I seek you this season, I’ll be discerning to every of your response.
The LA Family