The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of August 20-26, 2017, is Psalm 100:1-5. The author of this psalm is unknown, but it is easy to understand the emotion and joy the writer of this psalm felt.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 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. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:1-5, ESV)
What do you focus on in your life? The good or the bad? Do you beat yourself up for the small mistakes? Do you remember the things that went wrong? Are you constantly praying for solutions to your problems? Good! Keep praying! But do you also remember to give God the credit for the good things in your life? As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s passage, take some time everyday to celebrate God for the good in you life! What can you praise Him for today?