Great Plains Daily Devotional for 5/14/19

Today please be in prayer for

Rebecca Stredney
First Presbyterian Church of Wilson
Wilson UMC
Hutchinson District
David Upp
Bishop Han Theological College
Hutchinson District
Dennis Livingston
Hutchinson and Hays District Superintendent
Hays District
Hutchinson District
Sheila Bartley
Administrative Assistant
Hays District
Hutchinson District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 100 

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Today's Devotional

I learned Psalms 100 at a Bible school when I was 14 but until much later I learned what those words meant.
Psalms 100 is the Psalm of thankfulness. I am so joyful that God loves me more than anyone and has given me so many blessing and miracles in my life. We have miracles every day we just sometimes need to look for them.
Our Lord has saved my life so many times. A cow kicked out my two front teeth when I was little, it’s a wonder it didn’t really hurt me. I could have been killed in a rollover wreck, me and my family hurt in a tornado, my kids and I killed by a train that I don’t know how we got stopped in time. I could have drowned in my car; the water was above the hood. I quit breathing after a test and God brought me back, I lost my balance and hit my head it started swelling and later all the blood came down from my forehead and out below my eyes. It could have killed me. I had a cyst that was taken out and the doctor said if I had not had it taken out it the infection would have went to my heart and I would have died.
In moments when I needed the Lord the most he is always there. I have three amazing children and their great spouses. Also, I have six wonderful grandchildren and I have really enjoyed my family and love them so much. I live in a nice house and I drive a good car. So, like I said I am blessed beyond measure.
When we come to worship we should be joyful and happy to get to worship as there are so many countries that don’t even get to worship in public or would be arrested or killed if they did. We need to be full of joy when we come into God’s presence and it should be in our heart, mind and soul when we worship our Lord as he wants us to love him that way. God will meet us anywhere we just have to talk to him.
-Martha Bass
Farlington, KS UMC

Prayer for Reflection

Dear Heavenly Father, Thanks you for calling us to lift up our voices in joy, worship, praise and thanksgiving. Thanks for all that you have done for us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.


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