Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Give Him Praise

“Give Him Praise”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 100- “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

If you take time to read through some of the Psalms, you will quickly see praises being lifted up to our Almighty God. The Psalms are full of these passages and they are very uplifting.  Sometimes, we just need to read these passages and be reminded of how great and awesome God really is and His mighty power. 

Whether we are having a good day or a bad day, it is good for us to bring praise to Him whatever the circumstances.  It’s easier when we are having good days and harder when the bad days come.  We tend to focus on the negative and our frustration often times.  But if we remain strong in the Lord and look past those things to His power and comfort, we can still come before Him with praise and grow through our hard times. 

My favorite part of this passage is the last verse where we see that God’s love endures forever and that His faithfulness is never-ending.  That is comfort and an amazing feeling.  It’s so inspirational, even in the midst of trying times, when I can just be by myself and lift up praises to Him and focus on Him.  I want to always be mindful of how awesome He is and all that He has done and continues to do for me.

Have you come before Him with joyful songs in your heart and in complete praise?  He truly deserves our adoration and praise. 

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love endures forever!  

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