Enter His Gates

16th September

Acknowledge the Lord is God! He made us, and we are His……Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His Name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation.

Psalm 100:3a,4-5

Praise God that we are not only His but that through Jesus Christ, we have a way to literally enter into His very throne room and to worship Him freely. We are now seated with Christ in Heavenly place. God’s presence is no longer confined to a building with four walls, or a High priest who mediates for us, but rather He lives in us.

So often places of worship are seen as sanctuary’s to escape lives difficulties, places to find refuge and peace, places of security and sources of hope and joy. Yet what we now know because of Jesus’ resurrection, is that His very presence has made a home in our hearts. God’s presence is no longer confined to a building, but is found in us, His children.

When we enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, it is an attitude of prayerful worship, thankfulness for His goodness, rejoicing in song and praising His Name. Why? Because the Lord is good and His unfailing love continues forever. When we wake, thankfulness should be on hearts. When we sleep praise should be on lips. The Lord is good and deserves to be praised.

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