SCRIPTURE: Psalm 145:2
for the new year
we will be starting a new year! It’s always hard for me to begin using
“year numbers.” But after awhile, I will remember and it will become a habit. I’ll just know that those numbers name this year and I probably won’t even think about it anymore. I’ll just do it.
There are other things that we do that become habits. Some habits are bad. But we have many habits that are good ones. For example, it’s a good habit to brush your teeth after every meal. It’s a good habit to make your bed each morning. It’s a good habit to put your bike away so that it won’t be run over in the driveway. After awhile, we will do those things so often that – just like learning the numbers for the new year – we won’t even think about them anymore.
Psalm 145:2 is a favorite verse of mine. It reminds us to bless the Lord and praise his name every day. I wonder if we might make that a good habit. I like that idea. After all, what could be more important than praising the Lord? Let’s make it a good habit to bless the Lord and praise him every day!
I have a calendar for you. When you look at the calendar, let it remind you to bless the Lord. You might want to begin each morning with a prayer that dedicates the day ahead of you to God. Or you might be more comfortable with praying at night before you go to bed. The hour doesn’t matter. But it does help to make it the same time every day because then it becomes a habit and you won’t forget.
Let’s bow our heads and say a prayer that blesses the Lord and praises him.
Lord, I thank you
who you are. You are the God
from 52 Children's
A Treasure for Every Week of the Year
by Elaine Ernst Schneider
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