It is so good just to praise the Lord. When we give thanks to God, it brings so much peace and joy into our lives. We are refreshed every moment that we pray. All of this is because the Lord is with us. He hears the prayers of His faithful servants. As we love Him, His loves is richly experienced in our lives. The love of God is so great. Just to know of His compassion, for me, is so amazing. What a most patient God we serve. Though we are all sinners, He is able to deal with our circumstances and help us through it. Sometimes we are incapable of living a life of faith but the Lord is what gives us the strength we need. Each day that we come to the Lord God in worship and praise, our souls are renewed. What we are going through, in life, seems less important than what God is doing through us, in the moment. Isn’t this so true. We can be having such an awful week but, all of a sudden, a friend wants to pray with you or read the Bible and things seem much better. We go to a church service and the message speaks to our hearts. Our days can be hard without the Lord, but with Him, we are strengthened daily. If God has blessed your life, this week, then 1“make a joyful noise unto the Lord”. 1“Come before his presence with singing.” God loves a grateful and thankful heart.
Each day can be as hard as we make it. It can also be as good as God allows it. Before get out the door, each day, we must decide on what path we will follow. If we continue on our own will, we aren’t promised anything good or praiseworthy will happen. However, if we start our day in God’s Word and prayer, the Spirit of God will be with us. We will be watched over and guided as we remember Him, in prayer, throughout day. If you desire to live a life of joy, peace and happiness than also live for the Lord. For only 3He delivers the fruits of the spirit for your life. What truly brings true happiness in one’s life is to 1“serve the Lord with gladness”. 2As we trust in Him, we are able to walk in His light and see other’s needs. We are then able to bless them in prayer and service to their needs, as God blesses us so much. We become a light to this generation. The love of God flows through us and into others. More people will know the love of God, through our love for them. Continue in God’s love. Worship Him and rejoice in what the Lord has done for your life. 1“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise.” Bless His holy name, 1“for the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generation.” What a great God we serve.
Let us pray:
Lord, I pray that you will continue to help us each day. Watch over us and give us the strength we need. Without you in my life, my life is volatile. My heart gets shifted into going into so many different directions. But with Your love in my life, I am at peace. You bring the joy I need to carry on, even through the hardest of circumstances. Through Your Spirit, hard things are made light. I am grateful for Your presence in my life. I am much more happy and joyful with the Spirit leading me. You are the giver of all things good. I would be lost without Your love. Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy. You are so patient to take me home, though I have been so far from Your care. Only You could free me from my guilt and shame. Your blood has covered me and made me whole. Thank You for the cross. I am so grateful for what You have done for me and all mankind. I love You. I praise Your holy name. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Psalm 100 (KJV)
1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
2Acts 13:47-49 (KJV)
47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.
3Galatians 5:16-26 (KJV)
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.