Friday, November 26, 2010

Praise His Name

A Psalm of praise. 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. Psalm 100

What a great Psalm for the Thanksgiving season. This is a psalm of praise. What is praise? Take off the “p” and you are left with raise – raise the name of the Lord. When we are raising His name and focusing on Him, He is the center of all of our attention. We raise His name by talking about Him, singing to Him, glorifying Him in all we do.

Sing and make a joyful noise to Him. Noise in this verse means figuratively to split the ears (with sound), that is, shout (for alarm or joy). When I think of all the blessings that are mine I want to shout and praise His Name. Every day He gives me benefits. (Psalm 68:19) Benefits I don’t necessary deserve but because of His love He provides me with all I need and more.

Serve God with gladness. He made us to serve and worship Him. We are the sheep, as sheep we are to follow the Shepherd. Follow with a thankful and praising attitude. Follow in love knowing the Shepherd only wants to bring us to green and plentiful pastures.

Be thankful to God for ALL HE has done. He is good, I can’t even imagine where I would be if it was not for His mercy. His truth will last forever. Reading and meditating on this psalm made me want to shout and jump for joy for all He has done, past, present and future. Make Him the center of your life today.

Have a thanking day,

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