Psalm 95:1-2 – “O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.  2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”  NASB

I love the Psalms; they are filled with wonderful spiritual nuggets that lift my spirit and elevate my view far above the turmoil of this life.  Today I have been struggling with what is happening in our world and the condition of man’s heart as I see it.  Then in my reading, I turned to this Psalm and immediately heard the Holy Spirit ask, “Are you going just to read it, or do it?”  I made the Choice to Rejoice, and my spirit is soaring!

Consider what he said: 

Let us sing for joy to the LORD. (A definite decision for us – do or not do?)

Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. (I know that may not be dignified, but I have been having a spell shouting to the Lord here alone in my house and feel good about it.)

Let us come before His presence with Thanksgiving. (As I sang to the LORD and shouted to the LORD, my heart was filled with thankfulness.)

Let us shout joyfully to Him with Psalms. (That is just what I did!)

We have at least two choices every day and in every situation.  We can turn it all inward and become depressed or look outward and upward and choose to rejoice.  I have done both in life and can testify that the latter is the better of the two choices.

A country song by George Jones – “Choices,” speaks to this as well.  The opening lines of the song are – “I’ve had choices since the day that I was born.  There were voices that told me right from wrong.  If I had listened, I wouldn’t be here today, living and dying with the choices I’ve made.”   We all make or have made bad choices, but if we cast them on the LORD, He will blend all things together (good & bad choices) for our good and transform us!  We have the choice to follow Him and rejoice, so let’s do it!

So, as you go through this day – Rejoice with singing to the LORD, shout to the LORD, come before Him with a THANKFUL HEART, and just let go singing and shouting the Psalms; you might be amazed at how therapeutic that is. 

May God be with you as you go through the day!

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