Tuesday, April 10, 2018


We read Psalm 100 in our Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan for today. I know that you are probably very familiar with this, but I am sharing it because it is SO good! 

A Psalm of thanksgiving and for the thank offering. 

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come before His presence with singing! Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

I want to challenge you with this Psalm as an exhortation today! When was the last time that you came consciously before the presence of the LORD in this manner? Many times we RUN to Him when we have a request, a problem, a situation or a question. We have every right to do so, and HE tells us to in Hebrews 4:16:

16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

This is GOOD to do! But the message of Psalm 100 is SO MUCH BETTER! Enter HIS presence with thanksgiving, and praise! Be thankful and SAY TO HIM! That is not just a good suggestion! That it a command! So, let's do it now!

"JESUS, we come into your presence with grateful and thankful hearts! We praise YOU for WHO YOU ARE, and we thank YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE and WILL DO! We BLESS YOU and with all the love within us, we PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! HALLELUJAH! AMEN!"

Now doesn't that just lift YOU up inside and cause your heart to overflow with thankfulness? If we will maintain this grateful and thankful attitude, and TELL HIM SO, then when we face trials, it will be so automatic to us to turn our eyes immediately on HIM and He will direct us immediately to the steps we need to take towards total and complete VICTORY! Our God is GOOD like that! AMEN! Here is Hillsong Worship with "You Are Life":

VERSE 1: You have come And we have found life Everlasting Now alive To know Your freedom Never ending PRE CHORUS: You alone have made a way for us In Your love You are life CHORUS: I’m living in the light of my Saviour Dancing in the arms of forever I’m singing like I’m walking on water You are life Alive in me VERSE 2: From greyest skies To living colour You have called us In Your life Your light uncovered The world to see now POST - CHORUS: I give my life to follow ‘Cause Your love is all I want now You are life You are life Alive in me BRIDGE: For all the world to find Your love For all the world to see that You are God Forever be lifted high The One who holds the universe And every beating heart across the earth Jesus be lifted high
Shalom in Him!