April 9 – Devotion

Date: April 9

Scripture: Psalm 92

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High.Psalm 92:1, ESV

The young family of three had anticipated their mountain vacation for weeks, but on the night before they were to depart, Dad fell, breaking a leg and canceling all plans. To the parents’ surprise, their little girl’s response to the disappointing news was simply, “It’s okay. I get to go to church on Sunday.”

“I get to go to church.” There is no drudgery in those simple words, only eagerness and delight. That’s also the heart of the psalmist in Psalm 92—a psalm written specifically for a day of worship.

For us, every day should be a day of worship, an opportunity to remember and adore Him “who is on high forever” (v. 8, ESV). Every day is another chance to say, “I get to worship the Lord today.” The One who has given everything for us counts us as His treasured possessions and delights in hearing from us. How sad for us to accept such rich love with only a casual and occasional response, perhaps extended more from duty than from joy.

Accept His invitation today and every day. Delight in God by acknowledging His love each morning, and as a result, you will begin your day with a brighter outlook. Delight in God at the close of the day by reflecting on His faithfulness and thanking Him for the confidence and hope it brings you. Delight in God by listing the works of His hands, from creation to salvation to His daily provision, and thank Him for such blessings.

We don’t have to worship today. We get to worship today! As you meet with the Lord in anticipation of Resurrection Sunday, take delight in the One who takes delight in you.

The LORD your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;he will exult over you with loud singing.
(Zephaniah 3:17b, ESV)

Prayer for the Journey: Lord, you are worthy of my worship. Today, may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight.

Prepared by:
Brenda Holloway

4 Responses to “April 9 – Devotion”

  1. Mark Nabholz says:

    Thank you, Brenda!

  2. Daphne McLaurin says:

    Great insight. Out of the mouths of babes….

  3. Bob Mohr says:

    Thank you Brenda. We GET to live another day!! Have a great week. Blessings, Bob

  4. Debbie Keen says:

    What a sweet devotion! Thank you for sharing this, Brenda!

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