Sunday, January 27, 2013

Praise and Shout

Generally I am not a very excitable person. In other takes a lot to move me! But I have to tell you that lately I feel a passion for things that is different than before. Lately when I read my moves me. When I start moves me. I say it but really...I know it is the Lord. He is moving me clear down into my very soul!

Tonight I sat down and started reading Psalm 96:1-6 in the NLT. Loved it. Usually I don't read the Message but I decided to see what it said. Here it is...

1-2 Sing God a brand-new song!
Earth and everyone in it, sing!
Sing to Godworship God!

2-3 Shout the news of his victory from sea to sea,
Take the news of his glory to the lost,
News of his wonders to one and all!
4-5 For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs.
His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap;
Pagan gods are mere tatters and rags.
5-6 God made the heavens—
Royal splendor radiates from him,
A powerful beauty sets him apart.

How good is that?!  The Psalmist is saying...Come on, worship GOD! Worship our KING! Sing to HIM. Sing about HIM. Everyone join in and Worship!! Our GOD is so beautiful...HE radiates with royal splendor! WOW!!! I don't know about you but I think we should do as vs. 2-3 says. Tell everyone...everywhere...about HIM and all the amazing things that HE does! People we know are lost out there in a world full of pain and turmoil. We as Christians have the answer they need. HIS name is JESUS and HE is waiting...with HIS arms outstretched and open wide for them to accept HIM and run to HIM! We need to tell people...shout it them HIS HIS messenger to a world that's falling apart. To a life that's falling apart...of those you know that need HIM. 

So...Shout the news of HIS victory from sea to sea. Take the news of HIS glory to the lost.

Or as the NLT version says...

Sing to the Lord; praise his name.
    Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.
Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.
    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.

However you choose to do it...

Let the world know that JESUS loves them! That HE died to save them and HE is waiting for them! They don't need to be afraid of what tomorrow may bring any more.


bluecottonmemory said...

A little nesting in His arms, a little praising Him with joyful abandon - that is the kind of to-do list I want. Wishing you a week of just that!

BelovedBomber said...

Oh is He ever worth thousands of hallelujahs! Makes me want to sing!

Shakin' the Foundation said...

Amen Chelle!!! What a divine post to start the week!!! Got my feet moving and my toes ah tappin'. Praise God for that HE is!!!!!

Blessings to you,

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Chelle,
I needed to be reminded to praise Him today, as I awoke with a headache that I just could not shake, and a dear elderly christian sister is in the hospital with heart problems, and my 17 yr old chihuahua, Emma is probably beginning the dying I believe the Lord led me to read this post today, as some days are just not easy to praise Him. These are the days where it is more essential and beneficial to praise our Jesus!
See Chelle, God uses your blog!
Thanks for your humility and honesty as you share with us.
~Love and blessings~ Lisa

Tracy said...

Hi Chelle, I love that the word is moving you, I love that you can feel an excitement in you. God is preparing you for something, I just know it.
God bless

Just Be Real said...

Love the encouraging Word Chelle. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Peggy said...

I'm glad that God is moving you down into your very soul. He's been doing that lately for me also. And His Word has been tasting sweet as honey to me.