Rising Joy, Vicki Matheny
Let’s enter his presence with thanksgiving! Let’s shout out to him in celebration! Psalm 95.2
What a difference gratitude makes! It helps us to focus on the positive things in our lives. God blesses us each day with the things that we need if we will obey him.
We basically have two choices: obey, not obey. When we do not obey, we live in rebellion to God. What are the results of rebellion? Many times it brings anger, resentment, selfishness, and many other negative things to our lives. Rebellion challenges authority. It tries God’s patience and brings his disgust.
God is the creator of the universe in which we live. He holds the depths of the earth is his hand. The mountain peaks belong to him. He made the sea and formed the dry land. We should bow down in worship before him. He cares for us and loves us! That is cause for thanksgiving and celebration!