Abundant Thanks Lord

Psalm 109: 30 – 31

With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord; And in the midst of many I will praise Him. For He stands at the right hand of the needy, to save him from those who judge his soul.

This verse is for me today. I would like to be this person. Of all the things I think I could change about me, this is one I would like to succeed at. I doubt I am the only person who feels they do not praise the Lord enough or give Him enough thanks. But then, how could we ever give Him enough thanks. We set aside a day a year but how much do we even thank Him on Thanksgiving Day?

I have known people who praise God in the midst of others. They lived in an attitude of praise. I want to be like that.

God stands at the right hand of the needy. Who is that? I figure that is each one of us. He stands ready to save us from those who judge us and from every situation which plagues us.


This year I wish to express my thankfulness for you.  I appreciate you more this year than ever before.  Together we have shared 2820 Words of the Day.  That is a lot and sometimes I grow weary.

I learned much from my surprise surgery this year.  Many of you wrote to me and sent me well wishes and prayers.  Your prayers were very much appreciated as were your kind comments.  In fact, you have given me new inspiration.  After so many Words of the Day I think I had lost some of my zeal.  You assured me that you are out there reading them and drawing strength from them.  I feel like I have a new lease on life and I am excited to get back to writing the Word of the Day again.

Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Thank you for contributing your emotional, spiritual and prayer support to me and to the Word of the Day.  Thank you for reading them and sharing them with your friends and family.  This year I send praises to my Father for putting each one of you in my life.  You probably do not appreciate how significant you are to the Word of the Day and to me.  I ride on the strength of your faith, prayers and encouragement.  I rely on our Father, of course, but you really are the wind beneath my wings.  I, therefore, am rededicating myself to you and to the Word of the Day, as well as to the other components of Ivey Ministries.  Thank you for sharing life with me.  God bless you every one!