Monday, July 18, 2011
Enter in and WORSHIP!
"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."
During a church service, our praise team did an awesome job of leading us in worship. There's just something about being in corporate worship, in the Lord's presence! It truly is a miracle that we can worship freely in our country! But an even greater miracle is the fact that we can enter His courts with praise, and we are not limited to when we enter into worship.
The Lord spoke to my heart saying, "My gates are wide open and I invite all to enter into my courts with praise and thanksgiving, but few accept the invitation. There are those that truly enter in, with their hearts full of rejoicing simply because I am their Lord and Savior! Then there are those who are standing outside the gates peeking in, they claim I am their Savior, but they seem to say I am not worthy of their worship as Lord of lords and King of kings."
How sad to know that few will enter in to worship the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Many are satisfied with worship outside the gates of His courts...until a person truly surrenders ALL and realizes Jesus is ALL they need, they will remain outside the Gates of Splendor!
Where will you worship Him?He has invited you to enter His gates, so what are you waiting for?