I remember a song that I used to love to hear and love to sing called: “Home Where I Belong”. B.J. Thomas performed the song. Now that takes me back a few years. The word that jumped in my lap this morning was, belong.  I love having a place to belong too. I love having a family to belong too. I have friends, a church, and work place – lots of places to belong.  The Psalmist is in a good place as he pens this song of praise. Check this out…

1 Shout to the Lord, all the earth.
 2 Serve the Lord with joy;
       come before him with singing.
 3 Know that the Lord is God.
       He made us, and we belong to him;
       we are his people, the sheep he tends.
 4 Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving
       and into his courtyards with songs of praise.
       Thank him and praise his name.
 5 The Lord is good. His love is forever,
       and his loyalty goes on and on. (Psalm 100:1-5 NCV)

While I have others places and among other people to belong, the number one place I belong is His Presence. My place in all of this life is with Him. The more I know Him, the more I want to declare Who He is.  I want to shout it; sing it; thank Him; praise Him.  He is an amazing Friend like no other friend. I find serious comfort belonging to Him. I should not worry or stress – He’s leading my life.  I belong to Him, period.

As I rest in that, praise and worship comes out. I can’t help singing and saying praise to Him. My response to belonging is praise, worship and honor to Whom I belong! 

Pressing On!

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