Today is Monday, January 31st, 2005; Karen's Korner #471

A couple of short Bible verses to start our week; all from Psalms 92:
Psalms 92: 1,2:
It is good to say, "Thank you" to the Lord, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. Every evening rejoice in His faithfulness.
During the Thanksgiving holiday, we focus on blessings and express our gratitude to God for them. But thanks should be on our lips daily. We can never say thank yo enough to parents, friends, leaders, and especially to God. When thanksgiving becomes an integral part of your life, you will find that your attitude toward life will change. You will become more positive, gracious, loving, and humble.
Psalms 92:12, 13:
....the godly will flourish like palm trees, and grow tall as the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted into the Lord's own garden, and are under His personal care.
Palm trees are known for their long life. To flouish like palm trees means to stand tall and live long. The cedars of Lebanon grew to 120 feet in height and up to 30 feet in circumference, thus, they were solid, strong, and unmoveable. The psalm writer saw believers as upright, strong, and unmoved by the winds of circumstance.
Psalm 92: 14, 15:
Even in old age they will still produce fruit and be vital and green. This honors the Lord, and exhibits His faithful care. He  is my shelter. There is nothing but goodness in Him!
Honoring God is not limited to young people who are still blessed with physical strength and vitality. Even in old age, devoted believers can produce spiritual fruit. There are many faithful believers who have much to share and teach from a lifetime of living with God. Seek out an elderly friend or relative to tell you about life experiences with the Lord and challenge you to new heights of spiritual living.