Thursday, September 18, 2008

Words of Encouragement

Today, God we ask you, draw us to you as we see the daily mercies you give to us.  Help it to bring us to a place of reverence for you.

You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors. But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make straight your way before me. - Psalm 5:6-8

Reverence For God. Mercy Draws us to God's House in Reverence. The psalmist rejoices in the understanding that God will protect those that are upright before him.  God will destroy the ungodly (when he decides) but those that trust in him, he will keep.  This understanding of the great mercy of God draws the psalmist to come to God's house in reverence.

The mercy of God should draw all believers to come to God's house and be in awe of who he is.  We should come to worship him with a spirit of excellence. That means we are not satisfied with half doing anything for God.  We are not satisfied with not putting our best forward for the worship of God.  Excellence!  Let us search for the spirit of excellence unto the Lord.

Lord today, let us your children not be satisfied with doing just anything for you. Lord help us to give you our best because of your great mercy you give unto us.