1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
When John the Baptist began his ministry - he wanted the paths to be clear, straight and going in the right direction.
Preparing a Path God would love to travel. Jesus did this life and in John 14, 15, 16 told us Jesus had found Joy living this life. Jesus was not one to whitewash to make the people feel better.
Any time we have experienced trauma in the news, we tend to be pulled down.
But the Bible tells us of times in all generations that have included joy to come.
Moses believed this of his life and this certainly proved to be true:
Then Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out to the place of which the LORD said, 'I will give it to you'; come with us and we will do you good, for the LORD has promised good concerning Israel."
When people find something magnificently good, they do want to share the Goodness of God.
Hezekiah trusted God and the people worked hard to make sure that all would be in order for God. In fact at one time, Hezekiah had to turn away the tributes to God, there was no place for them. They had loaded all of the Temple.
2 Chronicles 29:30
Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to the LORD with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with joy, and bowed down and worshiped."
We are prone to dismiss all things work together for Good for those who love the Lord, but sometimes we need to see blessings with eyes of faith. Hope of Promise God would Fill.
Renew and Fill us again and again, with Your Holy Spirit. Live and dwell richly in us. Fill us with Expectation of Your Goodness and Glory.
I give You thanks that Edward's recent health issue has a solution!!! That was appreciated.
Bless us to walk in Your Will knowing Your Hope and Your Future.
We will put down our burdens when we pray and come away with renewal in the Joy of Love.
Bless those we love and pray for. Bless these Churches tomorrow to always be a blessing to Jesus. And Bless our Nation and Christians around the world.
In Jesus. We give You Thanks. Amen.
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