“Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord”  (Psalm 89:15)

One of my favorite things about going to church is getting to worship God.
I love singing songs of praises and thanksgiving.  I feel such a joy inside
when I lift up His name and sing of His goodness, mercy, faithfulness and
grace.  I feel joy when Saturday morning comes and I wake up knowing that in
a few hours I will be going into the Lord’s sanctuary. 

What a joy it is to walk into the sanctuary and feel the Lord’s presence!
It is true what the psalmist says.  The call to worship is a joyful sound
for all those who love the Lord and delight to be in His presence.  His
presence does light up the sanctuary.  It lights up our hearts and entire
being.  It is like the problems and burdens are lifted the moment we come
into His presence.

It is good to worship a God who takes such an interest in our lives.  He
delights to fellowship with us.  He delights in our worship when it is done
as Jesus taught–in truth and in spirit.  We come to God with hearts filled
with love, lips pouring out praises and thanksgiving and hands lifted up in
reverence.  Our faces are radiant like Moses because we are in the presence
of the Lord.  His light shines on us.

I enter the Lord’s courts with thanksgiving for all He has done, not just
for me but for my family, friends and strangers.  We can worship the Lord
anytime and anywhere but what a wonderful experience it is when we come
together with our Christian brothers and sisters and kneel before our Maker.
What a sweet it is to hear voices raised in harmony as we sing to the Lord.
What a sweet sound it must be in His ears.  O come let us worship the Lord
in the beauty of holiness
(Psalm 96:9).  

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