Beyond the Weekend

November 5 | Worship and Gratitude

November 5, 2021


I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 104:33

Read: Psalm 104
Psalm 104


The Psalmist calls himself to worship God in Psalms 104:1 and then begins to consider the majesty of God in creation. He sees God’s wonder all around in the light, sky, clouds, wind, waters, mountains, valleys, animals, birds, plants, crops, trees, moon, sun and darkness. The Psalmist worships God by viewing his creation. His worship and gratitude show a heart awed by God.

We see God’s beauty around us too. The changing fall colors demonstrate the greatness of God. The rivers and streams shout his goodness. The pumpkins, apples and donuts remind us of his provision. The wonder of God’s creation should elicit worship and gratitude from our hearts. That’s what the 26 DAYS OF GRATITUDE are all about. It’s an opportunity to tune our hearts into the goodness of God. This gratitude practice has the potential to shape our character. Over time, gratitude can push out complaint. We can develop the heart of the Psalmist who looks at the world and sees it teaming with opportunities to praise God.


Read Psalm 104 again. Choose a verse or phrase that stands out to you the Psalmists uses to praise God. Meditate on that today. Consider including something related to that verse as one of the three things you are thankful for.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is James 3.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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