A to Z Scripture Adventure: O is Psalm 136:1

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Speaking of repetition, skim through the context of this great verse from Psalm 136!

1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.


O15And here is my story:

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who caused me to be born in a Christian home: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who gave me wonderful parents and a sister who loved me: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who gave me a Christian heritage.

To Him Who drew me to accept Him as my Savior at 5 years of age: for His mercy endureth forever.

And allowed me to walk with Him throughout my life and taught me to call upon Him in prayer whenever I needed Him: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who led our family from Kentucky to North Carolina when I was in 4th grade so we could have a better life: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who gave me wonderful friends to grow up with who would make it easy for me to follow Him: for His mercy endureth forever.

And Who allowed me to go to a Christian high school and college: for His mercy endureth forever.

And let me be a youth leader and then a camp counselor: for His mercy endureth forever.

And gave me a wonderful husband who wouldn’t settle for the status quo, but wanted all God had for us: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who blessed us with three wonderful children and has answered my prayer that they would love and serve God all of their lives: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who made a way for me to stay home after teaching in a public school for 8 years, to raise the three children and even home school them: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who then gave me the privilege of being a teacher and principal at our church school, and to Him who intertwined my life with amazing students, parents, and teachers: for His mercy endureth forever.

To Him Who gave us His Word that we might meditate it day and night so that His life could flow through us in power and truth: for His mercy endureth forever.

And that, my friend, is part of my story. I had to stop at a pivotal point because of the length of the post, but this was to me a compelling way to give thanks to God for how He has laid out the course of my life because truly His mercy endureth forever.

Enjoy meditating on this verse today, and write your own story of how His mercy has endured for you. Please share something of yourself with us today.

If you are joining us for the first time, I encourage you to join the adventure. It is three-fold:

  1. Meditate the verse each day by saying or thinking it ten times ten times. That’s 100 times a day. You can have a trigger such as brushing your teeth, or drying your hair, or opening the car door or stopping at a red light. Each time you have a trigger, say the verse ten times. If by the end of the day, you don’t feel you have said it ten times, then as you fall asleep meditate the verse as many times as you can. You will not regret this effort. If it seems boring, that’s because it can be. It is like exercising your body. It is the continuous repetition that strengthens your muscles. Repetition will do the same thing for your spirit.
  2. Secondly, try to do what the verse says. Along with saying and thinking the verse numerous times, do what it says. Today’s verse compels us to thank God for the things He has done and is doing for us. This is a day of thankfulness. Each day, exercise your spirit by doing what the Word tells you to do!
  3. Thirdly, click here to go to the Prayer Wall. Here you will find real life prayer requests from friends and readers. Choose one or more to pray for each day throughout the day. Please feel free to add any request you have in the comments. You can see we have no requests for U to Z, so please share what you have. We will lift you up!

Thanks for joining me on this adventure.

Have a thank-filled day!

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