We need to express gratitude and worship to keep growing into strong and mature believers. One of the great challenges we face is getting from a troubled heart to a heart full of praise. The Psalms can help us make that transition.
Some of us have grown accustomed to thinking in terms of “Bible stories” – as in, the Bible is a collection of stories. That may be true at one level. At another level it is helpful to think in terms of “the Bible story,” that is, one continuous storyline from Genesis to Revelation.
God has prepared an inheritance for us and we are waiting for that day when we will fully come into it. Prophets in ancient times spoke of the salvation that we experience in Jesus Christ. We are living each day filled with hope, looking for the fulfillment of all that God has had planned since the very beginning. Belonging to Jesus for eternity is supposed to transform how we live right now.