Over at Blogger Spirit, it is Spiritual Sundays! This is a chance to post and to read inspirational posts and prepare our hearts for worship.
Have you ever felt "give out"? Where you seem to give and give of yourself. This week has been a challenging week like that. At home my husband was sick, we adjusted to his new shift, at work things were stressful. It sometime seemed like everyone needed something from me. When Friday night came, I was "give out". But I awoke Saturday and after a good night sleep and a leisurely morning I am refreshed!
A verse I read this week is found in Psalms 29:1,2 - "Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." Thinking of "giving", I realized that there is some action involved to giving unto the Lord. When we go to church, it is so easy to sit back and relax and look to be blessed. But, the reason we have gathered is to worship Him - it is all about Him, not us. We are to "give" Him glory and strength, give Him the glory due to His name. Now, yes, this is about action and giving, but it is an win win investment! God delights in our praise and in turn sends His blessings our way and into our lives.
So let us enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise! Happy Sunday!