Aug 07, 2020.#412 in Voices United was written with Psalm 118 in mind.
1.This is the day, this is the day
that the Lord has made,
that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice, we will rejoice
and be glad in it, and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord has made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day, this is the day
that the Lord has made.
2. Open to us, open to us
the gates of God,
the gates of God;
we will go in, we will go in
and praise the Lord, and praise the Lord.
Open to us the gates of God;
we will go in and praise the Lord.
Open to us, open to us
the gates of God.
3. You are our God, you are our God;
we will praise your name,
we will praise your name;
we will give thanks, we will give thanks
for your faithfulness, for your faithfulness.
You are our God; we will praise your name;
we will give thanks for your faithfulness.
You are our God, you are our God;
we will praise your name.
The Significance of Psalm 118
Such a powerful reminder to us: True joy is never dependent on our circumstances. And though we may know this in our head, it might be hard to walk out every day. Learning to choose joy in hard times takes effort and action on our part; it requires our hearts to be set on Him. God is faithful to help us, so that we can choose well. And we can be assured that in His grace, He has made every day, and for that gift itself we can “rejoice and be glad in it.” No matter what we face, we can still believe in God’s goodness and love, for that’s what carries us through the most difficult of seasons.
And in taking a closer look at the verses surrounding this truth, we can find even greater insight into what God may be saying. This verse and those surrounding it are actually prophecies of Christ’s coming.
“This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me, you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” - Psalm 118:20-24
A Happy Way to Start the Day
Good morning God
You are ushering in another day,
untouched and freshly new.
So here I come to ask you, God
If you will renew me too.
Forgive the many errors that I made yesterday
And let me try again dear God,
To walk closer in your way…
But, Father, I am well aware
I can’t make it on my own
So take my hand
And hold it tight
For I can’t walk alone.
Have a great, careful week, and
may God Bless You
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