‘How I love Your
, Almighty Lord! How I want to be there! I long to be in the Lord’s Temple .
With my whole being I sing for joy to the living God’(Psalm 84:1-2).
This is much more than paying lip-service to the Lord. This is real.
Worshipping the Lord meant everything to the Psalmist: ‘I long for You, O
God. I thirst for You, the living God; when can I go and worship in
Your presence’(Psalm 42:1-2). He found great joy in worshipping the
Lord: ‘Let Your light and Your truth guide me... to the place where You
dwell. Then will I go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my
delight...’(Psalm 43:4). He worshipped God with his whole heart: ‘O God,
You are my God, and I long for You. My whole being desires You... my
soul is thirsty for You’(Psalm 63:1). This is real worship, joyful
worship, heartfetlt worship. May God help us to worship Him like that! Temple
Lord, help us to love You – and help us to love one another. How can we say that we love You if we are not learning to love one another? How can we learn to love one another if we are not opening our hearts to the greatest love of all – Your love for us. Fill us with Your love. Change us by Your love. May our whole life shine with the glory of Your love.