For my Quiet Time practices, I sometimes paraphrase the passage. Here’s a passage remix from today’s reading, Psalm 100
Hey! Everyone on planet earth, let out a joyous barbaric yelp for The Lord! Hoot, holler, jump up and down, or do your own little happy dance for The Lord because he is worthy of praise from deep down within. From the bottom of your feet to the top of your head, adore The Lord with a happy heart and come face to face with Him in song. Tell The Lord that He is your God. He made you and you belong to Him. And guess what? We are all like sheep who get to graze in wide open pasturelands. Walk into those spaces with thankfulness, praising as you enter His presence. Truly be thankful and lift up the name of The Lord. You know The Lord is good…sooooo good. He loves with a love that never fails, never gives up, never runs out, never quits, never tires, and never ends. That’s some serious faithfulness, if you ask me 🙂 And it continues throughout all ages, times and space. His love will always remain.
Here’s the passage in the ESV:
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
3 Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
5 For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
What strikes you from these readings?
How is your gratitude lately?
How is your praise and worship new and unique today?
How has the faithfulness of the Lord been demonstrated to you recently?
Comment back! Would love to hear what God is teaching you.