Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He made us, and we are his—
his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is good, and his faithful love endures forever;
his faithfulness, through all generations.
Psalm 100 (CSB)
We often correlate praise and thanksgiving with the good things in our lives or that there are occasions set aside to celebrate. The special days on the calendar — birthdays, anniversaries, holidays — remind us to pause and take notice, to remember and be thankful, but more than just on special days, praise and thanksgiving are disciplines we need to practice in our lives with God.
When we intentionally make space and time to pause and see who we are in light of Whose we are, our hearts’ posture changes and our clenched fists release to give praise to the God who has made us His.
Today, whether you’re sitting in service or sitting at home, whether life is difficult or smooth-sailing, come before Him. Give thanks for His faithfulness in your life thus far and for His enduring love which lasts forever.
When we intentionally make space and time to pause and see who we are in light of Whose we are, our hearts' posture changes to give praise to the God who has made us His. Click To Tweet