I have a bag for everything. Maybe you do as well? If I grab the right bag as I walk out the door, I’m in business. This morning, with “the church bag” in hand, I’m pondering this question:
What do you bring with you when you come to God?
Psalm 95 suggests thanksgiving as cargo:
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” (Psalm 95:1, 2)
I’m thinking about what I will bring with me today as I prepare for worship on this Sunday morning: a sweater, the music for worship team, my Bible and journal.
Will I also be bringing my gratitude and joyful praise?
Worship is not a Sunday-specific activity. Gratitude is not limited to the month of November. We are invited to enter the presence of God on the average Tuesday, any time of day. (This Sunday-school-level data should actually be staggering…)Tweet
Today, let’s allow the call to worship of Psalm 95 to motivate us to take inventory of what we’re bringing with us into the presence of God.
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