Topic: Come Before His Presence with Thanksgiving
Scripture: “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” Psalm 95:2 KJV
Message: Thanksgiving is not a choice neither is it optional. In other words, it is one of the things that gives you access into God’s presence.
Secondly, it is one of the things you do when you began to think of the greatness of this God.
Psalm 100:1-2 says “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing” Come with singing! Not with sadness! Serve Him with gladness because there is no way you can come before Him that He will not do you good. Come before his presence with singing. why? Because it is already settled!
Whatever is the challenge you have; it’s already settled ever before you showed up. “Know ye that the Lord is God, it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves”. (Psalm 100:3 KJV). Making you was not your own idea. Making you was His own idea. And if it is His own idea, already He has plans for you.
Everyone is in God’s hands and irrespective of how you find yourself, you are still in His hands. When Noah prepared the ark and the animals were rushing in, some ran faster into the ark, but do you know that the ark wasn’t shut until creatures like tortoise and ants gradually crawled in? Everyone was allowed to get in. When you consider this our God in all ramifications, there is no way you can’t but thank Him. Because He has every one of us covered. So, there is no room for envy. And the beautiful thing is that your end is glorious. Your situation is not going to be worst. It will end up very well.
Therefore, always enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Be thankful unto him and bless his name”. Psalm 100:4 (KJV). Never take for granted the things God has done for you. Be thankful knowing that God loves you and is working it out for your good.
Further Reading: Psalm 95:1-7; 92:1-2; 100:4
Trem Daily Devotional 6th December 2020 – Dr. Mike Okonkwo is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord. He passionately preaches Power in the Word to a multicultural and diverse audience with over 180 branches in Nigeria and ten countries across the globe.