Worship is Rewarding

Continuing my journey as I read in Psalm 122,  I see that the psalmist is ready, cheerful, and excited when going to God’s house. Jerusalem is described as packed in like a church should be in holy love and Christian communion. The people look forward with enthusiasm to coming to Jerusalem three times a year for the great religious festivals.

The psalmist in this writing wants to get across the benefits of providing a place to worship God so brothers, sisters, and friends are ready to take on the challenges of life. God’s house should be the main event, the place to go to. He wants people to know that God has plans for His people to prosper, to be safe, have hope and a very bright future.

Like the psalmist in today’s passage, make it a point to pray for others. Pray for those you would like to see come to Christ. Pray for churches around the world that their members are unified to take on the enemy. With enthusiasm, praise the Creator and be thankful.

Here’s a link to a poem I wrote recently about being thankful: Thank you God.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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4 Responses to Worship is Rewarding

  1. I was glad when they said, “let us go into the house of the Lord.” I look forward to it every time there an opportunity to go.
    Great prayer focus… Thanks!

  2. My Tropical Home says:

    Great post, especially on praying for others. Thank you – Mary

    • Mark Shields says:

      Praying for others is so important and we certainly have a lot to pray about with the recent tornado and other tragedies. Unified believers make a big difference. Have a blessed day Mary!

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