Shout to the Lord
Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
─ Psalm 100:3 NKJV
The events of 2020 have caused many to ask if we are living in the last days. We have witnessed a virus that caused many people to fear for their lives and settle into isolation and saw personal pain and anger as it boiled over into the streets of cities throughout the United States.
The Apostle Paul said, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them” (2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV).
For many today, they live at the center of their own world. Even if they acknowledge the Lord as the Creator, their words and actions demonstrate that in their heart of hearts, He is not the Lord of their lives.
Our verse today calls us to realize what it means to “shout to the Lord.” We have the privilege of worshipping the Lord our God. He is our Creator and we belong to him. When our hearts belong to Him, we become fully aware that He provides for us. All we have comes from Him. We are the people of His pleasure. Our commitment, love and connection to God, our Father, compels us to live each day to please Him. When we take our eyes off ourselves, our spiritual eyes are open to see God for who He truly is.
Psalm 100 clearly instructs us in the ways in which we can acknowledge the Lord is God.
- Shout our praise to God.
- Appreciate Him as our Creator.
- Accept His authority for every detail in life.
- Enthusiastically agree with the guidance He gives.
- Express our thanks for His unfailing love.
Today’s One Thing
When was the last time you truly shouted to the Lord. Get alone with God and shout his praises. Follow the five steps outlined above to acknowledge Him in all your ways today.