Every morning around 4 AM , even before the sun is up, we have here on our property at the mission---two roosters. One stays on one side of the house (it seems) and one struts around the other side. Around four AM, one will start their "Cock-a doodle-doing"...and then....the other rooster will answer back with even a louder "cock a doodle doo." This goes back and forth for about an hour or so. They only stop when the sun is blAZING in the sky. During the course of the day, they sometimes even let out a screeching "cock a doodle" for no apparent reason at all.
I was thinking this morning that their "LOUD JOYFUL" proclamations of joy, should be exactly what we each do every morning when we wake up--we should wake up not singing "cock a doodle do" but something along the lines of Psalm 100:
"Shout for joy to the LORD all the earth!
Worship the LORD with gladness!!!
Come ! before Him with joyful singing...(cock a doodling)
Acknowledge thay the LORD is GOD!
He made us, and we are His......HIS!!!!!
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
Come into His courtrooms with praise
Give THANKS to Him and PRAISE Him!
for the LORD is good,
His love is eternal
His faithfulness lasts forever.
Let us awaken each morning, praising God like the roosters. Let us break out in song at random times of the day. Judy Mattson