Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Enter His gates...

We're going to take a break from Christmas-ing for a couple of days and ponder Thanksgiving. How appropriate it is that we have a holiday of giving thanks to kick off the Christmas season.

Let's take a minute to focus on Psalm 100:

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.

As we, His sheep, enter into this holy season, let's do it the way our Shepherd calls us to do it... with thanksgiving! Thanksgiving brings us through the gates. Praise draws us into His courts.

So right now, as you're sitting at your computer, take a minute or two and start to thank Him. For the things He's done for you. For the things He's done in you. For the things He's done through you.

Then take this attitude of gratitude to the world around you... your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, your neighbors and your co-workers. Let them know why you're thanking God for them today.