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A New Year Reflection: A Psalm of Gratitude

Updated: Jan 9



The new year has arrived, and it is fitting to dedicate time to reflect on the many blessings we have received. In this Bible study, we will explore a psalm that invites us to express gratitude for the closing year, acknowledging God's faithfulness and goodness in our lives.


Psalm 100 - A Song of Thanksgiving


Psalm 100 is a beautiful song of praise and gratitude that invites us to enter into God's presence with thanksgiving. Let's analyze some verses from this psalm that are particularly relevant to begin the year with a grateful heart.


Verse 4: "Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."


In this verse, we are called to enter God's presence with thanksgiving. This implies not only verbalizing our gratitude but bringing a heart full of recognition for what He has done throughout the past year. Gratitude is the key to opening the doors to deeper communion with the Lord.


Verse 5: "For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his faithfulness endures to all generations."


This verse reminds us of the Lord's constant goodness. As we look back, we can identify numerous manifestations of His kindness and faithfulness in our lives. Every experience, whether challenging or joyful, is a reminder of God's enduring love and faithfulness.


Personal Application:


Gratitude Journal: Take a moment to write or meditate on specific blessings you received throughout the year. Be specific and thank God for His providence in each area of your life.


Continuous Praise: Just as Psalm 100 encourages us, enter God's presence with praise and gratitude. Dedicate time in worship, expressing your gratitude through music, prayer, and reading the Word.


Sharing Gratitude: Share your experiences of gratitude with others. This will not only strengthen your faith but also inspire those around you to recognize God's goodness in their own lives.


Reflection:


As we conclude this year, may we follow the example of Psalm 100, entering into God's presence with grateful hearts. May our gratitude be a living testimony of the Lord's faithfulness and goodness, empowering us to face the new year with hope and confidence in His enduring love.


Let's Pray?


Take a moment for individual prayer and list at least three reasons to be thankful.


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