Favorite Scripture – Psalm 100

My favorite scripture is the whole bible, a lesson taught by Jackie, a great lady I had the opportunity to meeting on a retreat team.   Her answer was always I want it all.  Her answer would bring me back to my early 20’s when I prayed for the gifts and crosses and whatever God had for me because I didn’t want to miss anything that belonged to me. (Secretly hoping for more gifts)

And maybe that lesson was taught to me by my grandmother who said if God sends suffering she would offer it up as a prayer.   Prayer is powerful.

Prayer comes in lots of shapes and sizes.  We can offer up a sacrifice (fasting) as prayer or we can accept the things we cannot change as a prayer offering.  We can also offer up Praise and Thanksgiving for all the gifts and blessings.  All is prayer, All is Good!

A psalm of thanksgiving.  Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful song. Know that the LORD is God, He made us, we belong to Him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name; good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, His faithfulness lasts through every generation.

Not sure what my intro has to do with the Psalm, maybe whatever the day brings to be thankful and not just thankful but joyful.  Joyful in singing and in serving.  Standing my ground to be joyful no matter what the circumstances.

A psalm of thanksgiving.  Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful song. Know that the LORD is God, He made us, we belong to Him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name; good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, His faithfulness lasts through every generation.

Knowing who I am and whose I am makes the hard things easier and the easy things joyful.

A psalm of thanksgiving.  Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful song. Know that the LORD is God, He made us, we belong to Him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name; good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, His faithfulness lasts through every generation.

Since everything belongs to God I believe I am already within the gates, so each morning is a time to be thankful, each night grateful for the day.  Thank you Lord that I can sing your praise for answered prayers.

A psalm of thanksgiving.  Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful song. Know that the LORD is God, He made us, we belong to Him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds.  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name; good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, His faithfulness lasts through every generation.

And in this year of Mercy, happy to have His mercy.  Not perfect in life but knowing I belong to God makes forgiving, asking for mercy a little easier.  Thank you God for loving me each day.  Thank you for the gifts and the crosses.  Thank you for life and the lessons.  Thank you for keeping me within your flock!

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