For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. (Isaiah 61:11)
Once again, I find it a privilege to be here in the house of God this morning; to worship and praise his great name. Praise is so dear to Father God's heart, that in the above Scripture, he desires all nations to sing praises to his name. What if the whole earth began to praise and worship Jesus! The sound, the awesome presence of God and the intoxicating atmosphere would be almost unimaginable. Yet, we know in heaven this is exactly what will take place.
When Jesus enlightened us to prayer, he said, "let God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven." We also see that righteousness will perfect praise.
Whatever has been sown into our spirit, mind or soul will be the catalyst that will awaken our worship and praise to Jesus this morning. I can't imagine any better seed to sow in our garden of praise and worship than the fruits of the Holy Spirit. A delightful sound will be heard not only on earth but in heaven. As we increase our planting, we will also increase our harvest.
Dr. Thomas Snyder