Psalm 100: 4
The Word: Psalm 100: 4 (KJV)
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psalm 16: 11 (ESV)
11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Think about it
AN ATMOSPHERE OF GRACE
Day 2, Week 3 of our Masterlife workbook
Our text today talks about the importance of thanksgiving in entering into the inner court. The atmosphere around God is an atmosphere of worship. There is joy, peace and thanksgiving all around. It’s an atmosphere of grace where anything is possible. In God’s presence, sickness, infirmity and sorrow cannot dwell. So if we carry a similar atmosphere as they have in the court throne room of God, then we ‘ll find that a lot of things will just sort itself out. It will seem as if things are taking care of itself but it’s actually God taking care of these things on our behalf even before we pray.
To replicate thesame atmosphere as the court throne room of God, thanksgiving and worship is important. Even though there are still 2 months in the year, the truth is that the year is gradually winding down already. And the ideal thing to do is to start reflecting, analysing and seeing how we can still get a lot done within the next 2 months and also planning for next year.
In reflecting about 2016, God has been faithful when you look at the details. When you look at each month and what you have been able achieve.
– And so just reflecting should give us reasons to be thankful.
– And as we are thankful, you can literally sense God’s presence with you,
– And when God is with you, there is an atmosphere of grace
– And when grace is around, all things are possible.
Prayer focus: Lord thank you for all you have done already, thank you because of the possibilities before this year runs out..
Book of the month: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study starting with the Masterlife: Disciple’s cross.
On Grace: If not for the Grace of God by Joyce Meyer recommended.