11/23/19 Seventh Day BAPTIST Edgewater Pastor Keith “Thanksgiving” Psalm 100
Vs 1-2 “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing”.
Vs 4 “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name”.
Vs 5 “For the Lord is Good; His mercy is everlasting and His truth endureth to all generations”.
When our lives feel dry and parched, we have spiritual waters that reach high into Heaven. Giving thanks to God will give us needed nourishment. Walk in Jesus with thanksgiving and Faith. We can use our dark experiences for God’s glory. We should praise God no matter what our circumstances. We know that God loves us and will never leave us. We should be thankful and know that the Lord is God! We are His people and He will ALWAYS take care of His people! God’s mercy is everlasting!
1) Shout for the Lord:
This is the 1st command in our text. We shout for our football teams so we can definitely shout louder for God and Jesus. The football players don’t even know that we exist but men shout for them. Jesus & God know us so we should shout out loud and make a joyful shout to the Lord! Everybody in the whole world should shout!
2) Serve the Lord:
Do this with gladness and with pleasure. We were created with abilities to serve the Lord. We should serve Him with gladness. When we don’t feel like doing it but still do it, God knows it. He knows when we are not glad about serving Him. We need to remind ourselves that we serve Him because we are grateful for what God and Jesus have done. AND….we are grateful for what God has promised to do in the future.
3) Sing unto the Lord:
We should worship the Lord in music. We sing to express gladness to God. Singing praise to God down here on earth is small when compared to the singing that is and will be done in Heaven when we all get into God’s Kingdom.
4) Submit to the Lord:
Know that He is God the Father. Jesus Christ is Lord and King. Not Buddha or Muhammad. We are products of God’s making. God made us and Jesus saved us! This world didn’t just happen! Creation was made by a Creator-God the Father!
God wants a sacrifice of praise and worship. Every believer should give thanks to God in everything. We are granted access to God through Jesus Christ. God is good and He is on our side. God has promised to be faithful! Jesus also keeps His promises. Look up and see the blessings of God!