THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
WHEN GOD SHOWS UP, THE ENEMY MUST FLEE
What an amazing PRIVILEGE we have to enter boldly into God’s throne of grace through Jesus. We have access to Him 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! But notice that today’s verse tells us that we shouldn’t just come to Him any old way. We shouldn’t come empty-handed to the King of kings and the Lord of lords. What do we have to give that’s worthy of Almighty God? Our PRAISE. Our THANKSGIVING. Our WORSHIP. We should always enter His gates with an offering of ADORATION from our hearts. Praise isn’t just about singing songs in church. Praise is the expression of GRATEFULNESS to God for Who He is and all that He has DONE. Praise is a powerful TOOL in the life of the believer because God inhabits the praises of His people! When we enter His presence the right way, He enters our CIRCUMSTANCES; and when GOD shows up, the enemy MUST flee! Today, enter into His gates with thanksgiving and open the door for Him to move on YOUR behalf!
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
Hebrews 13:15, NLT