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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Let Us Sing for JOY!

           Have you had your Joy Juice today?  This day before Thanksgiving, instead of rushing around in preparation for big meals and family celebrations, let’s first take a minute to joyfully focus on our blessings.

            Psalm 95:1-2 is a great way to start our day:

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.”

            Did you hear it?  The word “THANKSGIVING”?!  To many of us “Thanksgiving” is one day in the year that we set aside to be with family, share a huge meal and maybe watch ballgames. That IS a blessing! But we should remember that “thanksgiving” is an attitude of the heart! As I’ve said before many times, a grateful heart is a joyful heart! Gratitude and joy go hand-in-hand!

            How can we live out the passage we just read from Psalm 95?  We can “sing for joy” by honoring Christ with a continual song of joy in our hearts….showing His love to others.  We can  “shout aloud” by sharing the Good News of His great joy.  “Let us come before him with thanksgiving.”  In our prayers, whether spoken or unspoken, our hearts should express our gratitude for the abundant blessings and favor which He continually pours out into our lives and along our path.

             May we “extol him” as we sing our songs of joy and praise! Let’s get ready for an awesome, joyously blessed Thanksgiving Day!

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