"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands... Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name."
(Psalms 100:1, 4 KJV)
We often hear shouts of joy and gladness as our ball team plays and scores points. How often do you hear shouts for joy and gladness as we worship Our Awesome God or hear of another person whom God has saved? We are told that the angels "rejoice" when another becomes a Christian! (Luke 15:10 NIV) We want an orderly worship but how about a rejoicing shout from everyone when someone is baptized? A joyful praise! A realization that another is heaven bound.
In Psalm 100, the writer took his joyful praise seriously, as we should. God wants us to focus all our energy on telling others about Him and His Kingdom. We should be always thinking of what we can do to increase people's knowledge of Our Awesome God and then praying for His direction to help their belief!
God's goodness and grace should make us want to freely shout and make joyful praises unto Him. This means that those who are more reserved need to push back their reservations and make joyful praises to God. And those who are more expressive such that they miss the beauty of silence may need to learn from those who are more reflective. But we should be more joyful and vocal when we praise Our Awesome God. We want the Lord to know we appreciate all He has done for us and is doing for us. We can never praise Him enough!!
Our Awesome God wants you to be happy and glad as you make joyful praises unto Him, for He loves you. We just need to praise Him ALL the time. So look long at the wonderful things God has done in the Holy Bible for all humans and for you and those you know and PRAISE Him joyfully for He is wonderful. Sing to Him! Pray to Him, telling Him how glad you are that He is God!
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM.. We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill