Thanksgiving, Praise and Worship

Enter with the password: “Thank you!”
    Make yourselves at home, talking praise.
    Thank him. Worship him.”  (Psalm 100:4 MSG)

Yes, His Word says, “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.”  But have you ever asked yourself why?  Why do our church gatherings start with thanksgiving, praise and worship?  Do we do this in our private time of prayer?

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His Eyes, My Eyes

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)

Have you noticed that sometimes our eyes get directed into something that needs our utmost attention at that particular moment? This happens a lot to me especially while I’m driving. It occurs in a split-second where His eye guides my eye where I should look to keep me safe. Then, in an instant, that very moment becomes an altar of thanksgiving. Thank You, Jesus.

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I Will Build You

When angel Gabriel appeared to Mary who was found highly favored by the Lord and spoke to her of what will become of her, chosen to be the Mother of Son of the Highest, she was deeply troubled over the words of the angel and bewildered over what this may mean for her. Yet, even when those words were beyond her comprehension, “Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to Thy word.” (Luke 1:38)

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The Indwelling

Many think that God is at a distance from us.

Many think that sometimes He hears us and sometimes not.

Many think that sometimes He sees us and sometimes not.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS, the mystery of Christ IN US, the hope of glory has been revealed.

“HE decided to make known to them HIS blessing to the nations; the glorious riches of this mystery is the INDWELLING of the Anointed IN YOU! The very hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27 VOICE)

The Passion Translation says, LIVING WITHIN YOU IS THE CHRIST Who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for His people, and God wants everyone to know it!”

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Love Came Down

 “THIS IS HOW MUCH GOD LOVED THE WORLD: He gave his Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.” (John 3:16-17 MSG)

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Born With A Purpose

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)

Our lives entail a lifetime discovery of who God made us to be. Before He formed us in our mother’s womb, He knew us. He knew why we were born into this world. He is a God of purpose. Only He knows the end from the very beginning, for He is the Alpha and the Omega. When we come to this revelation that He knows everything about us, it puts our hearts to rest. Instead of relying and leaning on our own understanding, insights and agendas, we put our trust and confidence in Him Who is our All-Knowing Father, Who knows the number of hairs on our heads, Who busies Himself with our every step.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    He’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all. (Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG)

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