Posts Tagged ‘sing for joy’

Light Reflection-Psalm 63:6 and 7 Resting in God’s Love

July 11th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Psalm 63:6 and 7.

“On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

In the stillness of the night, our soul can be encouraged by the thought of God’s love and faithfulness. Someone has said that if we are having trouble sleeping, don’t count sheep. Rather, talk to the Good Shepherd.

His name is Jesus, and He can use the quiet moments of our lives to draw us to prayer, fill us with peace, and stir us to praise.

Psalm 149 tells us that the LORD delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.

This Light Reflection inspires us to rest in God’s love for us through the watches of the night in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

Freedom Phrase-Celebrating God with Gratitude

November 27th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Psalm 95, verses 1 to 3.

“Come let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”

One of the ways that worship music is valuable to our lives is that we have opportunity to express our gratitude to God for who He is and His gift of salvation. The writer of this Psalm acknowledged that God is great and is King above all gods. There is no rival to His throne. This Thanksgiving season is a good opportunity to listen for those songs that reflect God’s greatness, and then sing along with all of our heart.

Through Jesus, we are set free to celebrate God as the rock of our salvation.

John Shirk

Eye On Integrity-Praise and Joy

March 12th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Isaiah 12:5 and 6.

“Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”

If there is one thing that will give the follower of Jesus real joy, it is to notice when God does glorious things in the world.

It might be the conversion and salvation of a precious soul to Christ.

It might be the mending of a troubled marriage.

It might be the opening of a new church in the neighborhood.

Or it might be seen in a person who is moved by God to help their neighbor in a meaningful way.

As we notice the glorious things that God is doing among us, we will have a reason to sing songs of praise from a joyful heart.

Walking in praise and joy are virtues to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk