Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!

                             clap!                    clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

As the pastor read each line of the Psalm, he had the whole congregation sing, “His mercy endures forever,” while clapping a rhythm.

Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!

                clap!                        clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

It was amazing to me…  As the pastor read each thing God has done… “His mercy endures forever!”

Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!

               clap!                    clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

To Him who alone does great wonders,

                clap!                    clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

You could feel the Holy Spirit inhabiting the praises of His people as he promises! (Psalm 22:3)

To Him who who by wisdom made the heavens,

                        clap!                    clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

To Him who laid out the earth above the waters,

                                         clap!                                  clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

His Word IS alive and active and sharper than any two-edged sword! (Hebrews 4:12)

To Him who made great lights,

                               clap!                    clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

The sun to rule by day,

                           clap!              clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

The moon and stars to rule by night,

                                    clap!                       clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

He was there, in that moment!  God’s people wanted to be led.

To Him who struck Egypt in their firstborn,

                                 clap!                            clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

And brought out Israel from among them,

                                         clap!                                  clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,

                           clap!                                  clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

To Him who struck down great kings,

                                 clap!                            clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

And slew famous kings,

                          clap!           clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

Sihon king of the Amorites,

                      clap!                             clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

And Og king of Bashan,

                      clap!                 clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

And gave their land as a heritage,

                                clap!                      clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

A heritage to Israel His servant,

                           clap!                       clap!

For His mercy endures forever.____

                     clap!           clap!

Remembering They were engaged and participating in the Word of God for the first time in a LONG time.

 

I loved this! was engaged in the Word of God!  I didn’t realize that it hadn’t happened for me in a long time.

Sad…  but now…

I’m hungry! and I want to share this with more than my twitter friends who (most of them) I only know online… deeper fellowship with those who are in my own congregation.  Does anybody else feel this?  I want to be led like the Israelites were led by Joshua into the Promised Land.  I want to carry this engagement with the Holy Spirit throughout the rest of my week… the rest of my life… every hour of every day.