This is a new page we are trying so tell us how you like it by commenting on this page. We are going to ‘dissect’ a couple Bible verses and really go deep into what it means. This month, our character trait is ‘looking at the bigger picture’ which means looking at the world through God’s eyes. Doing that means many things but one of them is being thankful. Psalm 1oo:4-5 NIV says,
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Alright so first let’s look at verse four. First it says we are to enter his gates. Whose gates? God’s. That’s pretty simple, at least to read but sometimes it is hard to actually do. You have to discipline yourself to meet with God in prayer and in his word everyday. The verse above teaches us how we should enter his gates and courts. With thanksgiving and praise. Not with worry or distractions or sin but just in awe of your king. Experience your king’s peace and joy and love. Why should we do this? Why enter his presence in this way? Well so we can experience the things I mentioned as well as other wonderful things but because of what God did for you, because the Lord is good and because his love endures forever. He will always love, and forgive you no matter what you do, isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it praise worthy? The Lord faithfulness endures through all generations. He doesn’t need our help, he the one all-powerful God. He Wants us, he made us and he loves us so very much. We can’t even comprehend or imagine how much he loves us. No matter how many times we mess up God is faithful to forgive us. Even when we are not faithful God is faithful and is just waiting for us to turn to him and he is there ready to forgive us and give us another chance. Isaiah 30:18 NIV says,
18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!