Friday, October 22, 2010

31 Days of Praise: October 22

While reading Psalm 51 this morning, I was reminded of God's mercy and forgiveness. Being human, I mess things up, I sin against others and against God, and I am not perfect. I need forgiveness many times a day, which is why I am so very thankful that God forgives and shows mercy. I was reminded of Psalm 103 when thinking about and praising God for His forgiveness to me.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.               Psalm 103:8-18
I have another thing to be thankful for today. I am extremely thankful for my husband (I know that I've mentioned him before) and his willingness to take care of all three of the munchkins so that I can go to our church's Ladies' Retreat today and tomorrow. I did bake a Caramel Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake to bring with me and will post the recipe later. I also made some Chocolate Cheerio Treats to leave for the kiddos (same recipe as Rice Krispie Treats, only using chocolate Cheerios instead of Rice Krispies).

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