September 9, 2016 – Psalm 100:1-3

psalm100-1-3Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:1-3Have you every wanted to fly up in the air and shout aloud with joy while clicking your heels? I can no longer physically show my joy.  My soul does flips of joy at the name of Jesus!  The sense of joy and freedom that comes from deep inside.  Inward or outward joy expressed speaks of the Presence of the Lord.It is the sign of blessings, even in the midst of the deepest sorrow.  It is the joy that motivates sharing Jesus, the Giver of Joy and Peace with others.   Humming an old hymn, and then realizing the lyrics and praising God!This is the joy unending to know we belong to the Lord and He made us and His presence is constant.  How I pray that every generation after me,  looks to Him only and teaches their children the essence of Joy.  The Lord is Good.  He chose me, He chose you.  We are His.  Choose Love, choose Faithfulness.  Choose the Lord’s Presence and praise His Name!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. Psalm 100:4-5