Free Pass Friday


Lift up a great shout of joy to the Lord! Go ahead and do it—everyone, everywhere! As you serve him, be glad and worship him. Sing your way into his presence with joy! And realize what this really means—we have the privilege of worshiping the Lord our God. For he is our Creator and we belong to him. We are the people of his pleasure. You can pass through his open gates with the password of praise. Come right into his presence with thanksgiving. Come bring your thank offering to him and affectionately bless his beautiful name! For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you—so kind that it will astound you! And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for he keeps his promises to every generation! Psalm 100 TPT

WOW! Have you ever bypassed the long lines of people to get into a concert because of who you were or who you knew? Me neither! But David said we can pass right on through Gods open gates with a password of praise. Right on into His presence with thanksgiving.

Oh Father, I give you praise! Glorious and gigantic praise for all You’ve done. Such a great Father who is constantly lavishing love on me wherever I go. It’s not based on my good works, but merely because of what Jesus did.

You had a plan that was so great and so intricately thought out that I don’t know the half of it. The details! The colors! The threads woven through the tapestry that are barely visible to the naked eye. Creator of color, my eyes have not seen even a 1/4 of all You’ve designed.

And the sounds from around Your throne, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!” The laughter, the dancing, the singing and music. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!” Yet all of heaven listens when I lift my voice to give You praise. You’re astounding! I adore You!

My heart skips a beat at the very thought of Your presence. When You rush into the room of my heart, I become breathless and tears fall from my eyes. I will never understand the depths of Your love for me, but I gladly receive it and give You praise for it. Let everything that is in me Bless Your Holy Name. Amen and Amen.

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