Joyful Worship by Tara Randel

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There is one week left in August. One week! Where did the time go?

If you look out the window, you might already see school buses picking up children as they head back to school. I remember the first day of school being a magical day, not when I was a kid, but as a parent with young children. Savoring the quiet that came the first morning they went off to school was special. No television, no radio, no video games. Sweet, sweet silence. Those mornings soon became the time I spent with God and I loved every moment. But by the end of the day, I was ready for the girls to come home and make noise. It was music to my ears.

I try to imagine how God listens to our worship, whether silent or if we make a joyful noise. Does he relish those moments when we reflect on him and the wonderful things he has done in our lives? Or feel the depths of our worship when we sing all praise, honor and glory from the depths of our heart? I believe he does. Worship is a beautiful time spent giving our all to the Lord. So this morning I want to give you an opportunity to worship the father as you read these Psalms.

Psalm 92: 1-8

It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
 proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.

 For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
 How great are your works, Lord,
how profound your thoughts!
 Senseless people do not know,
fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.

 But you, Lord, are forever exalted.

Psalm 73: 23-26

Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Psalm 100: 1-5

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her new Harlequin Heartwarming romance, THE LAWMAN’S SECRET VOW, available now.  Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.

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