Monday, November 8, 2010
Invited to Praise
“Come let us sing for joy to the Lord,
let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95: 1-2
When we receive an invitation to a gathering how do we react? Are we happy, indifferent, or blasé? This passage is an invitation to praise the Lord our God.
In this passage we are asked to praise Him by singing for joy, by shouting an ‘amen’ or ‘praise the Lord’ or ‘Hallelujah’ When we praise God in worship we become a participant in the honoring of Who He Is.
What would happen if we each chose to worship our God with vigor? Would He be pleased? I believe so.
At the bottom of our church’s bulletin is the statement, “This service is subject to change by the leading of the Holy Spirit.” It does happen.
What would our personal lives look like if we were to praise God in our daily lives? Would we have difficult times as often in our homes? Would we be as subject to stress induced disorders? I think these conditions would lessen.