Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:2 NIV®
Did you catch it? Not only does Scripture promise us God’s presence, it also invites us to come—to come intentionally—into his presence. Think of that! You’re invited!
Of course, God is present everywhere, all the time. But he invites us to come into his presence on purpose, responding to his goodness in our lives, especially his goodness to us in Jesus, our Savior, and in the cross and empty tomb of that Savior. We can come, as the psalm says, “with thanksgiving . . . with music and song.”
• As we worship, he reminds us of his forgiveness and his love for us.
• As we worship, he works his Word more deeply into our hearts so that it can strengthen and encourage us.
• As we worship, he assures us we’re not alone. He’s present with us—and we belong to his family.
Prayer: Lord, your promises add layer upon layer of blessings to my life. As I worship with your people, please . . .
This devotion has been adapted from one that appeared in CTA’s devotion book for women, God’s Promises to a Woman’s Heart. This title is no longer in print, but we have several similar devotion books available for both men and women. Check them out!
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com