Welcome to week one of the Pause with Thanksgiving Challenge! I am so glad you are here!
Most who know me well know that I love praise and worship. Nothing sets my mood or allows me to focus more and there is just something about entering into a heart of worship at the beginning of the day that really sets the tone for my day.
Throughout the bible and especially in the Psalms, we are encouraged to enter into a state of worship with Thanksgiving.
Psalms 95:2 – Let us come before His presence with Thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psalms 69:30 – I will praise God’s name with song and glorify Him with Thanksgiving.
Ezra 3:11 – With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord.
Week one Challenge
Fill your day with praise and worship as we enter into Thanksgiving, BUT, there’s one more thing…not only are we going to fill our homes, cars and mind with worship, we are going to PAUSE!
How do we pause in praise and Thanksgiving?
Pause, listen and meditate on the words of a song.
Pause and sing the words over yourself as in prayer.
Pause and allow the music to minister to your soul.
Pause and write down the words of the song and meditate over them.
Pause and throughout the day speak the words of the songs through breath prayers.
Let us pause with Thanksgiving and sing praises to God so that we will be overwhelmed with His spirit that resides within us!
Here is a our Key verse for this week that you can download and print here!
Next week we will come together again and continue in our Challenge to Pause with Thanksgiving!
Here is the Challenge Schedule –
Week 1 –November 7th- 11/13: Begin your days with music and praise. I know many of you may already do this, but Instead of it being in the background, I am going to linger and listen to the words sung and use the words not just as music, but as prayers.
Week 2 – 11/14-11/20: Along with the music, let’s light a candle and watch it flicker and burn even for just a moment and give Thanks for the moments of our everyday lives.
Week 3 – 11/21-11/27: Create Intentional conversations around the table this week. Let’s be purposeful as we gather in our homes, be it at breakfast, lunch or Thanksgiving Dinner.
Week 4 – 11/28- 12/1: Kneel in prayer this week. As we finish the month and begin to enter in to the Advent Season, let us pause with thanksgiving and prayer, humbling ourselves and kneeling before our King.