Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Psalm 100 NKJV
The psalmist calls on everyone everywhere to raise up a shout of joy to God. He calls everyone to serve the Lord with gladness. The psalmist calls all people to come before God with singing, why? God is faithful to His people!
Serving God is nothing more than aligning our will and desires with His. That is what the psalmist did. That is what Jesus wants us to do!
Know that the Lord, He is God, It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves, We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Vs 3
You know Jesus is God. You know God made you. You know Jesus is your shepherd. The question is, are you living like Jesus is your God? Are you living like God created you for a purpose? Are you following where Jesus is leading you?
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. Vs 4
We all stray from the Great Shepherd. How do we find our way back? We enter into the sheepfold the same way we enter into His gates, with thanksgiving and praise. We offer thanksgiving and praise the same way we live the Christian life, by faith!
I went to a men’s retreat to spend time with Jesus. That night I asked Jesus to take me to be with Him. I asked in faith. God answered.
I “woke” up in a big white place with no walls or doors. It was lit up by a bright object. I did not see the Lord. I was aware of His presence. There was no noise or activity. I was at complete rest. I basked in the Sonlight of God’s love all night.
I did not tell anyone about my time with Jesus. They probably would not have believed me. You may have a hard time believing it. I do not. I was there!
Why did God answer my prayer in such an amazing way? I had the boldness to ask Jesus if we could spend time together and faith to believe He would grant my request.
For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Vs 5
It takes faith to believe God is good when there is so much evil in the world. It takes faith to believe God is merciful when so many people suffering. Do not believe the lies many are perpetrating. The truth God revealed long ago in Jesus Christ is true today!
Praise the Lord for His goodness. Praise Him for His mercy. Bless His name. God’s truth is timeless and endless. The revelation of God’s great love revealed in Jesus Christ is perfect in every way!
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