Thirsty Thursday- Why Worry? Psalm 104
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Thirsty Thursday- Why Worry? Psalm 104

All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand they are satisfied with good things. (Psalm 104:27-28) Today’s Thirsty Thursday post is a reflection on Psalm 104 from Justin Bessert, a member of The Living Well...

Thirsty Thursday- Soul Care Psalm 103
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Thirsty Thursday- Soul Care Psalm 103

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits! (Psalm 103:1-2, ESV) Soul Care I have been thinking lately about “soul care,” especially during these confusing and stress-filled days of 2020. The term “soul care” is not...

Thirsty Thursday- A Better Future? Psalm 102
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Thirsty Thursday- A Better Future? Psalm 102

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord: “The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death.” (Psalm 102:18-20) A Better Future? So, it has happened several...

Thirsty Thursday- Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Psalm 101
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Thirsty Thursday- Decisions, Decisions, Decisions Psalm 101

I will sing of your love and justice;  to you, Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? (Psalm 101:1-2) Decisions, Decisions, Decisions… Do you remember back in March of this year when everything was shut down, and we were told we couldn’t go anywhere or...

Thirsty Thursday- Spiritual Imperatives Psalm 100
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Thirsty Thursday- Spiritual Imperatives Psalm 100

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his...

Thirsty Thursday- Power and Authority Psalm 99
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Thirsty Thursday- Power and Authority Psalm 99

Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is holy. (Psalm 99:9) Power and Authority Amid all of the depressing and disturbing news of the past several months, this beautiful headline caught my eye this week: “BASEBALL IS BACK!” I am a huge fan of the national pastime (go Cubs go),...

Thirsty Thursday- A New Song Psalm 98
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Thirsty Thursday- A New Song Psalm 98

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—shout for joy before the Lord, the King. (Psalm 98:4-6) A New Song Every week, Thursday comes around again...

Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 96
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Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 96

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;  let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord;  for he is coming,  for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world...

Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 95
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Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;     let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.  Let us come before him with thanksgiving     and extol him with music and song. (Psalm 95:1-2) Today’s Thirsty Thursday is a reflection on Psalm 95 from Matthew Rose, who is the pastor of Aberdeen Reformed Church in Grand Rapids (and also just happens...

Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 94
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Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 94

How long, Lord, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant? (Psalm 94:3) Today’s Thirsty Thursday post is a reflection on Psalm 94 submitted by Justin Bessert, a member of The Living Well community in Kalamazoo.  Confession: I have a high sense of justice. When I read a story, or watch a movie, I...