Last time, I shared a definition of worship: our response of all that we are to all that God is and does. How are you doing with “all”? Me too.
I will once again enjoy our combined Thanksgiving Service on November 22 when we all gather together to give thanks to our faithful God. A time to respond to Him for all He’s done. I love hearing this psalm during our time together. Such a joyous psalm; such a joyous time.
Psalm 100 — A psalm of thanksgiving.
Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth!
Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. (NLT)
I’ve been thinking a lot about verse four: Enter His Gates. I came to realize that the Gates are open. Always open. We just need to enter and go into and give thanks. We get to.
As you approach Thanksgiving this year, spend some time enumerating (again, all) the blessings, trials, successes, hardships of the past year. Give thanks for each one. Dwell on God’s goodness to you. For the Lord is good. He has done great (and good) things. And He will continue.