A to Z Scripture Adventure: E is Psalm 100:4

E 2015You’ve made it to the fifth verse of your A to Z Scripture Challenge. I hope you are beginning to feel that these verses are your friends.

Here are some tips to help you as you take each new verse. 

  • Use  triggers like opening a door, or stopping at a traffic light to remind you to say your verse ten times each time.
  • Try writing them down.
  • Consider making cards to take with you or put them on your mirror or refrigerator.
  • Review all of the verses daily by going through the alphabet up to your new verse.
  • Have someone call out a letter, and give them the verse for that letter. Be patient with yourself. April is your introduction to these 26 life-giving verses. You can spend the rest of your life with them.

Be sure to try to do what the verse is telling you to do. For “A”, we practice asking. For “B,” we count our blessings and benefits. “C” reminds us to cast our cares on Him. “D” exhorts us to delight in Him, and “E” inspires us to be thankful to Him and bless His name.

And now introducing “E.”

E

Since it’s only five verses, I’m going to let you take a peek at the whole psalm where we find today’s verse.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Here’s my paraphrase:

1 Make happy, joyful sounds whether it be shouting or singing.

2 Whatever you’re doing for the Lord, do it happily. When you come to Him, try singing.

3 Think about the fact that He is God. You can come right into His Presence, yet He is God. He made us. We didn’t make ourselves. We belong to Him!

4 The gates are the gates to His Presence. Come thanking Him. Praise Him. Thank Him. Bless His name.

5 Why? He is good. His mercy lasts forever. His mercy means when we deserve to be punished, he doesn’t do it. He helps us instead. His truth will last. We don’t have to argue or defend Him. His truth will make Him known to everyone everywhere.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. What a great way to spend a day, and a lifetime!

As you look at the A to Z Scripture Prayer Wall today, please pray that each one of us will enter into His Presence with thanksgiving today because God will surely answer every prayer.

Enjoy your day, entering into His Presence with thanksgiving.

 

 

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