How important it is for each of us to know the way into God’s presence. How do we enter in His gates? How do we come into His courts? There’s only one accepted way: We enter His gates with thanksgiving; we enter His courts with praise.
In the epistle to the Romans, Paul says, “The whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.” All creation is on tiptoes of expectancy for that great and glorious day, the return in majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God exhorts us there to express our praise to Him in various ways. In particular, He says that we are to “sing to the LORD a new song.” God never wants His praise to become old, to become stale, to become just a matter of ritual and routine.
If we’ll follow the pathway of praise and thanksgiving leading us to worship, bringing us to an attitude where we can hear God’s voice, then we have the key to measureless blessings.
One thing I’ve always loved about the picture of God that we find in the Bible is this: that God is so understanding. He knows our weaknesses. He knows our frailties, and He does not ask of us that which we are not able to give.
God is the greatest of all teaching psychologists. For a number of years, I myself was principal of a teacher training college and I learned then, as I studied the Scriptures, how profound the discipline and the psychology of God are in the field of teaching.