It seems to me that Psalm 96 shows God's people doing ths by:
Coming into God's presence,
Inviting others to join us,
Going out to witness and to serve the God of equity.
Walk through these wonderful verses with me.
WE WILL WITNESS O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples. (verses 1-3)
and PRAISE BECAUSE ...great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. (verses 4-5) (WE ACKNOWLEDGE IDOLS ARE THERE BUT ALSO THAT THEY HAVE NO REAL POWER)
COMING INTO GOD"S PRESENCE Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
INVITING OTHERS TO JOIN US Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in holy splendor; tremble before him, all the earth.
AND GOING OUT TO WITNESS AND TO SERVE THE GOD OF EQUITY Say among the nations, "The LORD is king! The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved. He will judge the peoples with equity." (7-10)
I'm going to practice starting and finish each day with these words to see if they help me steer a faithful course. I invite you to join mw and share how it goes! In Joy, Karen