Sundays are my favorite days. I have the opportunity to rest without feeling guilty, time to slow down a bit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the day. Time to see my church family and catch up on the events of their week. Time to sit back and enjoy an afternoon with my husband and son. But first and most of all, I have the ability to enter into the presence of my Heavenly Father in His house.
“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” 1 Chronicles 16:29
As I come before Him in worship in His house, I am able to experience a refreshing strengthening renewal of my soul that breaths new life within me after a long and stressful week. Through His word I am reminded of His commandments and His promises. I find strength, strength to once again face the struggles of life; new hope as I enter a new week.
“Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.”1 Chronicles 16:27
Even though I am able to experience His presence throughout the week in my life, it’s not the same as coming before Him on Sunday morning in His house. As I enter His presence in His sacred place set aside for worship, I feel as though I catch an ever so tiny glimpse of what it will be like one day when we stand in His presence in Heaven. I can’t even imagine what that will be like, but for now I am going to soak in the joy of experiencing Him together with my church family on Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. I am going to come into His presence with an ever so thankful heart !!!
“Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalm 100:2-5