The thought of the word “Thanksgiving” holds different memories for each of us and is made an application of many things. One is the time of the year which we call “Thanksgiving”, a celebration and proclamation generally observed the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. The development of this Series coincides with this date purely in time-frame, but is not specific for this time only in its presentation. Rather, it is about living in an attitude of “thanksgiving” not as a holiday, but as a matter of Praise!
We can and should be looking to our Creator’s Goodness and Mercy, by way of His Word applied to the lives of His Children. It is not merely enough to just “read” a verse like a “healing” Scripture when we have a challenge or problem, we need to understand the Promises in the Book are Covenants given to us by God Himself!
Just think… We have given to us in our own language for us to have PRAISE within – not OVER! Oh yes, some of the time there is correction which we don’t particularly like and chastisement for our making our own pathway instead of taking His which He will provide and make way for each of us. We NEEDS be careful to consider His Ways for they are ALWAYS best. Ask anyone who has strayed and has been brought back into the fold, it is a glorious return once all is made right.
You may be asking yourself right about now “What in the world is he talking about?” – glad you asked… The smallest of things get my attention at times – this one is ONLY five (5) verses of Scripture. Four (4) of them are the directions and the fifth one is the answer to WHY that each one of us have buried inside of us.
A Psalm of Praise!
The most meager starting of this Series came from Psalm 100 being presented as a challenge to our Saturday Night Men’s Prayer Time at our church. Now of course – well almost – the intention was for us to “focus” on verse 3, which is:
“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.”
Psalm 100:3 | King James Version
Anyone who knows me knows that is not where it stopped… Intrigue set in almost immediately… Yes, I’ll admit it – read the Psalm while we were praying -AND- it grabbed me, my mind went into OVERDRIVE. Why? These five little verses cover so much ground, no matter where we are in our Christian walk, that I’m convinced they present us a key into how we can live our lives “Making A Joyful Noise!” unto the LORD!