I am continuing my month of thankfulness here at Centsible Savings.
(Go here to read part 1 of the series.)
Psalm 100:2 "Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing."
Gladness can be defined as "characterized by or showing cheerfulness, joy, or pleasure." Can I say that I serve the Lord with gladness? If I have a heart of thanksgiving, realizing the blessings that He has given me, it will make it a lot easier to serve Him with gladness!
I love music! Have you even just sung a song in your car or in your personal time with God just as worship and praise to Him? Or maybe in church in Sunday, do you focus on the words and what you are singing and sing them as you are singing them to God? This is what it means when it says "come before His presence with singing." It is hard to sing with a frown on your face! :)
So how about you? Are you trying to have a heart of thanksgiving and truly serve the Lord with gladness?
I have to share this special praise as it fits in with having a heart of Thankgiving.
Earlier this summer, my husband got a 50% pay cut at work. Needless to say, that made things quite tight. Bills vs. income didn't match on paper, but each month everything got paid! We have been praying that the Lord would restore his lost income and this past Friday, he got his first paycheck on a new pay plan. His pay is now 75 - 80% of what he used to make, a huge answer to prayer! To top off the weekend, I had my great shopping trip on Friday night (posted here), got several coupon books in the mail, and several checks in the mail! I was overwhelmed with thankfulness and praise as I realized God's provision for our family never fails!
I would love to hear what you are thankful for or what the Lord is doing in your life! Leave a comment or send me an email.