Singing is usually a sign or an overflow of what is in the heart. The “world” around us has many songs expressing sadness, brokenness, disappointments, and failed dreams; these are the lot of a “world” fallen into sin and apart from God. But those who have returned to Him through Jesus Christ are given a […]
Posts tagged Thanksgiving
God’s Ways/Our Ways?
Probably one of Israel’s greatest pitfalls, along with Idolatry and Adultery, was their discontentment and dissatisfaction. Time and again we read about their murmuring and complaining against the Lord and against the leadership He set in place, see Exodus 16:7-8; Deuteronomy 1:27 and numerous other scriptures, (and it is quite evident that God takes it […]
In John 14:23 Jesus said “…the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth…” There is so much more to worship than three songs in a Sunday morning church service accompanied by loud music! True worship that is acceptable to the Father has to do with the attitude of the heart. The word […]
Open The Gates
The Bible points us to a path of praise and thanksgiving even when going through dark and difficult places, even before we see the answer to our cry and prayers for deliverance! The Bible says He is “enthroned in the praises of Israel” (extended His people) Psalm 22:3; the original Greek here means He sits […]
Commitment To Prayer And Thanksgiving
In Daniel chapter six we learn of Daniel’s commitment to God and prayer. What did he pray for? The Bible does not tell us at this point, however we know that later in the book he prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem and the return of his people according to the Scriptures (Daniel 9:1-19). This […]
Thankful Delight For God’s Powe...
Psalm 119 is largely about the word of God, and its author utilizes several related terms such as law, commandments, precepts, statutes, and judgments, which are employed well over 125 times in this one Psalm alone (in the King James Version)! Anyone who speaks of a topic so frequently is obviously, deeply ingrained in it, […]
The Art Of Praise
“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” -Psalm 95:2. Psalms has to do with singing, music, or words set to music; here it is associated with thanksgiving, and while true thanksgiving incorporates the use of words and music, this rhythm must spring out of adoration and […]