“Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.” Psalm 26:8
David proclaims that he loves going to the house of the Lord.
Now, I want to ask you a question. Do you love going to church? Do you look forward to being in His house each week?
If the answer is yes, then great, but if the answer is no then I’m going to ask you why?
Are you expecting music that lifts you out of your chair?
Are you hoping that the preacher will say something so earth shattering that you will never forget it?
Are you waiting for the service to do something for you?
If so, I think your answer to the question about loving going to church will continue to be no. And here’s the reason:
Our encounter with the Lord begins with our relationship with Him. He wants us to gather together as a family, but it is not because of some message that leaves us breathless. It’s because He wants to meet with us.
When we come expecting that a man or a song or a greeting or an event will do it for us, we will miss out.
Come expecting to meet Him! He is where the wonder is. He is where the awe is. He is where the majesty is and where we will be able to say these words along with David:
Lord, I love the house where You live, the place where Your glory dwells.