Praise of God
“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” -Psalm 100:1
CONSIDER: When I think of giving praise to God my thoughts automatically go to the Psalms. On this Lord’s Day, Psalm 100 comes to mind. In this short Psalm he tells us how to enter worship and that is “…with joyful songs.” When I am privileged to lead the congregation in songs on Sundays I like to begin with a song that is full of praise for my God and His Son Jesus Christ. One of those songs is PRAISE HIM, PRAISE HIM, by Fanny Crosby (1820-1915). What is so amazing is that she was totally blind from age 6 months! Yet as one writer said, “She grew up a happy and an active child.” She despite being blind wrote over 8,000 songs many of which are sung in worship ! Her life was of continual praise.
PRAY: Heavenly Father may all glory and praise be to you this day as we assemble to worship you. May we realize we are entering into your very present as we worship you. Help us to remember that our lives should be a Psalm of praise to you each day and not just on Sunday…Amen