Podcast #248: “Thank You, Lord” by Dennis Jernigan

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

How could I miss that? The answer is usually because I’m not paying attention. Dennis Jernigan’s song, “Thank You, Lord,” might not be a new worship anthem, but it gives us a great structure to linger in some areas of Scripture we’ve covered in the past few weeks on the podcast. It will do our hearts good to go back over some ground we’ve covered to see if there might be something we missed that we can turn into thanksgiving to our God.

Try a new technique to tarry in God’s Word with new purpose.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • The color method
    • Annotate
    • Define words
    • Pray Scripture
  • Where I first heard this song (hint: it was a while back)
  • Learning to linger by going back to sections of Scripture we’ve covered the last few weeks
  • Using this week’s song as the structure for our study and the color method to interact with God’s Word
    • for all that You’ve done
    • for all that You’re going to do
    • for all that You’ve promised
    • for all that You are
  • How God is splendorous – Psalm 148:13
  • Using this week’s BITE to help you pray better
  • The law of God as a promise – Joshua 1:7-9
  • Daniel with a heart of gratitude in every circumstance – 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
  • How what God has done, and what He will do, and what He promises, and Who He is are so tightly woven together it’s difficult to separate the strands
  • Summarizing what we’re learning into a prayer back to God
  • Recognizing that it doesn’t seem to bother Scripture to declare God as One who both hurls Jonah into the deep and brings his life up from the pit
  • Being thankful for God as
    • the Rock Eternal
    • the Upright One
    • majestic
    • and the establisher of peace – Isaiah 26


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This Week’s Challenge

Try these BITEs (Bible Interaction Tool Exercises) for yourself! Take four colors and print out Scripture with wide margins. (On this episode we used Psalm 148, Daniel 6, Jonah 2, and Isaiah 26 to coincide with the last four podcast episodes.) Underline what God has done in one color, what He is going to do in another, what He has promised in another, and WHO He is in another. Then start making lists, or jotting down observations. Turn your discoveries into prayers of thanksgiving — acknowledging ALL that God is, what He has done, and what He is going to do.

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