I Hear A Joyful Sound

Psalm 98: 1,  4, 6-9 (NKJV)

Oh, sing to the LORD a new song!

For He has done marvelous things. . .

Shout joyfully to the LORD,  all the earth;

Break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises.

Shout joyfully before the LORD, the King.

Let the sea roar, and all its fullness,

the world and those who dwell in it.

Let the rivers clap their hands;

let the hills be joyful together before the LORD,

for He is coming to judge the earth.

With righteousness He shall judge the world. . .

“I Hear a Joyful Sound”. Written, produced and narrated by Cassandra. https://spiritfulness.net/. Psalm 98 (selected verses). NKJV: Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Composer: “Inner Light” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Changes made.  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Spiritfulness Meditation Copyright © 2016 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved. Date: April 2016

The Great God

Read

  Psalms 95:1-3

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

For the LORD is the great God, and the great King above all gods.

Reflect

Re-read the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you come before His presence with thanksgiving today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by acknowledging that He is the great God, the great King above all gods!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Bless the LORD, O My Soul!

Read

  Psalms 103:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! (NKJV)
Praise the LORD, O my soul! With all that is within me,  praise his holy name! (NET)
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.  (NASB)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Have you exalted the LORD today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by blessing His holy name!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Praise Him From Sunrise to Sunset

Read

  Psalms 113:3

From the rising of the sun to its going down the LORD’s name is to be praised. (NKJV)
From east to west the LORD’s name is deserving of praise. (NET)
From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised. (NASB)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Is He not worthy of praise all day long?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by praising Him from sunrise to sunset!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

Rejoice In This Day!

Read

  Psalm 118:24

This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.   (NKJV)
This is the day the LORD has brought about. We will be happy and rejoice in it. (NET)
 This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (NASB)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Are you rejoicing in the LORD today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by rejoicing in this day – today –  because He made it!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

The Joy of the LORD is My Strength!

Read

  Nehemiah 8:10 

Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength! (NKJV)

Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength! (NASB)

Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength! (NET)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Is the joy of the LORD your strength today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by affirmatively saying “The joy of the LORD is MY strength!”

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.

My Heart is Full of Joy!

Read

  Psalms 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. (NKJV)
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him. (NASB)
The LORD strengthens and protects me;  I trust in him with all my heart. I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to him in gratitude.  (NET)

Reflect

Re-read your favorite version of the text. Think about it for a few minutes. Is the LORD your strength and shield today?

Respond

Respond to the Lord by rejoicing in Him! Give it all you got!

Rest

Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.