Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth. (Be filled with joy... a truly contented heart for the peace Jesus provides in life.)
Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him with joyful song. (Allow the peace of Christ to put a smile on your face. Allow it to put a song in your heart. Be ecstatic for Jesus. Let others see it!)
Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us and we are his, the people, the sheep of his pasture. (The Lord is God. Know it. Deep in your being. He is sovereign and in control. This fact is shown within his amazing creation. He made everything. He made you. Like a shepherd who loves and cares for each sheep under his care, God cares for you. He will look for you when you are lost. He will mend your hurts when you grieve. He will carry you when you are weary. There is no other pasture, no other place to find real comfort and rest other than in the arms of the one who has created you.)
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. (God wants you in his presence! He wants you to be near him and to be near you. So go find the gate. Find the ways best for you to be with God. And go with a thankfulness. Enter with the joy and praise his has given you. And in that praise, declare his name!)
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever. His faithfulness continues through all generations. (God's love for you will never fade. Never falter. Never fail. It will remain forever. As a good good father he will always want what is good for you. His faithfulness in your best will always be true. You never have to look over your shoulder to see if he is there. He will be. You don't have to wonder if he will be with your children or your loved ones. He will be.)
We worship with gladness! Abundant joy for his awesome love to us!
worship Him 24/7...