16th June: Worshipping the Lord
‘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