"Working for Christ"

“They were also to stand every morning to thank and praise the Lord. They were to do the same in the evening.” (1 Chronicles 23:30, NIV)

The Levites were set apart to offer thanks and praise to God every morning and every night – day in and day out, in a never-ending cycle. It was their job. It was forced. It was required of them. Forced “thank yous.” Required praises. Imagine the temptations inherent in this routine. Did easy-to-repeat prayers take the place of petitions motivated by full hearts and genuine gratitude? Did their minds wander as the words bubbled out? “Hear me, O God. Here we go again.”

Praise and thanksgiving are like the yellow line down the center of a highway. If we ignore that line and go off course, we could easily crash and bring others down with us. It’s purpose is to keep us on track…

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  1. meredithsims23 said:

    I love this!

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