Enter His Gates with Praise

Faith Friday week 4

By DiAnn Mills @Diannmills

Welcome to Faith Friday, week four of our Adventure with God for writers. The letter E stands for enter in the verse, enter His gates with praise. (Psalm 100:4)

Psalm 100

1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!

3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

When we open our eyes each morning, God wants us to welcome Him into our day. When we enter his presence before our feet touch the floor, He is pleased.

Whispering these words:

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be

glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

Are you a shower singer? God is listening.

Are you a singer while you drive? God is listening.

Are you a hummer with praises of God while you write? God is listening.

Do you pray aloud the Psalms? God is listening.

Prayer – Heavenly Father, how wonderful that You love to hear me sing praises to You—no matter how I sound! Amen

Reflection – Praising God is a time of heartfelt thanks. Our day may be hit with turmoil and sadness, or our day may flow beautifully like a bubbling brook. But when we are assured of God’s presence by asking Him to accompany us, we are blessed and at peace. As a writer, create your own Psalm thanking God for His blessings.

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”

DiAnn Mills

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Suspense Sister, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson. She teaches writing workshops around the country. DiAnn is active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at http://www.diannmills.com

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