Psalm 100:1-5
(1) Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands, (2) Serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with singing. (3) 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. (4) Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (5) For the Lord is good, his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations.
God expects us to use the resources He has provided to guard against deception and in turn He promises to deliver us in His perfect timing for the greater good and our victory, which He has already secured.
He remains loving, tender, faithful, and available in us. His purpose is that we might know and believe He is God. His game is never hide and seek, but Seek and Find.
When we enter into a relationship with Him, He will develop in us a love for His standards. Our time spent praying and studying His word increases our knowledge and influences our lives in a way that we cannot keep joy from spilling over into the lives of others.
Knowing God has a purpose for those who obey His word and that He protects the righteous from harm should calm our fears, so that we might be effective servants of God.
In love,
Pastor Barbara Bradley