It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
Isaiah 92:1 NKJV
Are you thankful for the great and marvelous things God does? Do you love singing praises to Jesus for saving you?
I am thankful for the many times God intervened in my life. I love to worship God even though I cannot sing very well. I love to worship Him with my harmonica even though I do not play it very well. I love to worship the Lord because I love Him.
If you do not know Jesus it may sound strange to hear someone say, “I love the Lord.” It does not sound strange to me. I love Jesus because He first loved me!
God wants us to love Him because of who He is. Not because of what He gives us. Jesus does not want us to love Him because of what He can do for us. Jesus wants us to love Him just as He loves us. Jesus wants us to be in love with Him.
If you are not in love with Jesus how can you fall in love with Him? To know Jesus is to love Him. You must get to know the Lord before you can fall in love with Him.
My work in a prison was frustrating. I wanted to help men change their lives. Many of them did not want to change. There were times when God opened a window so I could get through to them.
One group of men wanted to know more about my life. I struggled to get them to focus so I could teach the curriculum. I realized God wanted me to share the times He delivered me from the consequences of my sinful life.
I told them about the time God delivered me from a prison sentence. I shared with them the time I was surrounded and attacked by gang members. I told them about the time a man put a knife to my throat. I told them God rescued me and that He could rescue them.
God manipulates people and events to accomplish His will for our lives. Sometimes we overlook God’s hand on our lives. We explain it away as coincidence. Jesus intervened in my life many times. He protected me from harm so I could work in that prison!
It is good to give thanks to the Lord for the great and mighty work He does in our lives. It is good to sing of God’s mercy and grace. It is good to give thanks to Jesus for the wonderful things He wants to do in our lives today!
Draw near to Jesus so He can draw other people to Him. Sing praises to the God Most High every chance you get!
What has the Lord done in your life? Who can you share those amazing stories with? Ask the Lord to open a window so you shout out to everyone how much you love Jesus!
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