The theme for today’s Joyce Meyer daily devotional October 4 2023 is ”Praise the Lord”
SCRIPTURE: Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.— Psalm 117:1-2 (NIV)
Psalm 117 consists of only two verses, and we read similar words throughout Psalms. I have come to believe that any time God’s Word says certain things repeatedly, they are important, and we need to pay close attention to them.
We enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and come into His courts with praise (see Psalm 100:4), so I believe thanksgiving and praise should always precede our requests. I can’t ask God for something if I am not even in His presence, so I begin my morning prayer times with praise and thanksgiving. I pray in other ways throughout the day without doing that because I am not making a law out of it, but I do believe that our day should be filled with thanksgiving and praise, as well as prayers for ourselves and others.
Scripture says many times that God loves us and that His love is great and endures forever, and I believe we should also tell Him that we love Him throughout the day. I don’t think we can say this too often. I never tire of hearing my husband tell me that he loves me, and I never tire of hearing God tell me that He loves me. I seriously doubt that He gets tired of hearing us tell Him we love Him.
Tell God today that He is good, that you appreciate all He does for you, that you love Him, and that you are relying on Him to help you in all you do.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I am thankful for You, and I praise You for all Your mighty works. I love You and I need You. You are good and You are faithful. I put my trust in You, amen.