“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 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. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (Psalms 100:1-5)
Today’s Morsel: Do you ever feel as though the church is too quiet? When I first came into the church, the pastor had a tambourine beating his leg, a guy had his store keys jangling on his side with his hands in the air speaking in tongues, the Piano player was striking those ivories like there was no tomorrow, the drummer was lost in another world, and the Spirit of God was moving all over the place. They didn’t care who was there nor what people thought of their worship. They came to worship and praise God for His goodness, mercy, and truth. The truth about Jesus Christ had made them free from self and this world. They entered His gates with thanksgiving and came into His courts with praise. Scripture says in Mark 2:1 that it was noised aboard that Jesus was in the house. There was healing, deliverance, teaching, and hope being revealed. If your church isn’t making some noise, if there isn’t some joyful praise and worship, Jesus may not be in the house.
Sing: Praise Him, praise Him! Praise Him in the morning; Praise Him in the noontime. Praise Him, praise Him! Praise Him when the sun goes down.
Thought For Today: Let God be magnified.