Sacrifice and offerings you do not want, but ears open to obedience you gave me.......To do your will is my delight; my God your law is in my heart. ~ Ps 40:7, 9I realize obedience is the same I ask of my own flesh. It's hard for them too. I realize how I am patient with them and repeat the same lessons until they stick; He does the same for me. We are often asked to give thanks and praise, I strive to do that weekly with the Gratitude Community. Daily and verbally, might that be a good idea?
Your deed I did not hide within my heart; your loyal deliverance I have proclaimed. I made no secret of your enduring kindness to a great assembly. ~ Ps 40:11
But may all those who long for your help always say, "The Lord be glorified." ~ Ps 40:17Sure, I have always been thankful but now I want to be thankful to God for all. To make sure I see all as coming from him, to practice trust in the Lord, to have ears open for His will, not my own.
Giving thanks is not purely a human response but is itself a Divine gift. ~ NAB Study Guide
I am practicing lectio divina through the Psalms weekly, please feel free to join at Jenny's.