Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Gratitude (2)

"Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations," (Psalm 100).

* Two very important aspects of worship are dealt with in this psalm: (a) recognition of who God is, and (b) giving thanks. As we come into the Lord's presence, and are given a fresh awareness of how great He is, our hearts overflow with thanksgiving. Why such adoration? The Lord is good and His lovingkindness is everlasting.

* Within the praise and thanksgiving of this psalm is the recognition of God's supreme authority in our lives. All that we have, all that we are must be submitted to His sovereignty.
And the more completely we are His, the greater our gratitude for His goodness.

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