Today's Word of Encouragement

Give Praise to the Lord

April 29, 2020


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

     Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to hear from many who are concerned, anxious, feeling hopeless, and afraid. Quite a few I had talked with had the same question during our conversation. “Where is the Lord in all of this?”

     Although initially this is a natural question we ponder, my response was “Where are you with the Lord in all of this?” I believe this pandemic is giving all of us an opportunity to re-evaluate our fellowship with the Lord, and for some their need of a personal relationship with the Lord. He hasn’t changed. He hasn’t moved. He is always there when called upon. His promises are firm and never fail. He is good. He is kind. In Him we are safe.

     Fellowship with the Lord begins in praising Him. Psalm 96 is a wonderful chapter showing us how to praise our Lord. Possibly written by King David, it closely resembles David’s hymn of praise in 1 Chronicles 16:  23-36. We can sing about Him, tell others about Him, worship Him, give Him glory, bring offerings to Him, and live holy lives before Him.

PSALM 96:  1-6

Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord!

Sing to the Lord; praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that He saves.

Publish His glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things He does.

Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.

The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens!

Honor and majesty surround Him; strength and beauty fill His sanctuary.

     I am so looking forward to gathering soon in His sanctuary with you and worshiping. As we look forward to that blessed time once again, here are a few songs for you to listen to on YouTube:

“Alive and Breathing” – Matt Maher

“You Cannot Be Stopped – Laura Story

“Way Maker” – Mandisa

     We will be learning and singing these in worship very soon as we “sing a new song to the Lord!”

Love you and appreciate you,

Pastor Dave

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