Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2 Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation. Psalm 100
3. Come before him, singing with joy.
4. Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
5. Enter his gates with thanksgiving.
6. Go to his courts with praise.
7. Give thanks to him.
8. Praise his name.
All 8 actions pertain to honoring, thanking, and praising God.When we celebrate God with praise and thanksgiving, we experience the joy of the Lord. Joy and thankfulness go together. The Psalmist tells us the reason to worship and praise God is because he is good. God is only good; he cannot be anything but good. That is reason to celebrate. Knowing that his love and faithfulness will always be with us is cause for celebration. This psalm tells us a joy-filled life is overflowing with thankfulness. In order to be filled with joy, we need to continually be thankful to God for his goodness and blessings. If you are missing out on the joy-filled life, check your gratitude meter and make sure you're living a life focused on praise and thanksgiving.