Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations (Psalm 100:1-5 NIV).
Take a moment and dwell on this one sentence from our psalm for a moment:
Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
"Do I believe that He is the Lord God?"
"Do I believe that it is He who made me?"
"Do I believe that I am His?"
"Do I believe that I am one of His people?"
"Do I believe that I am a sheep of His pasture?"
If your answer to any of those questions is "Yes!" then does your life reflect that faith?
The Psalmist says that because we know all this about God, then we shout for joy, worship the Lord with gladness, come before Him with joyful song, enter His presence with praise, and give thanks to Him. In other words, we live like we know the Lord is our God!
Does that description fit your life? Is your life full of joy and thanksgiving and praise?
What if we began to live like we believe the words of this Psalm everyday? Let's try it! Beginning today, let's live like we know we are God's people in daily, joyful, thankful praise and worship!