The Joy of Your Presence

The Joy of Your Presence

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. Psalm 96:4

            Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.  There are a lot of Scriptures in the Word of God that tells us how important it is to worship and adore the Lord. In Psm. 95:6 – Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. We are to worship in such style that the bowing down shall indicate that we count ourselves to be as nothing in the presence of our God.

When we praise God from our heart we find ourselves in that joyful state for which we were created. Just as a beautiful sunset points us to the majesty of the Creator, so worship draws us into a close spiritual union with Him. The psalmist says, “Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise . . . . The Lord is near to all who call on him” (Ps. 145:3,18).

As we worship and praise Him it brings us into His presence.  By basking in His presence we drink in the joy of His infinite love and rejoice in the One who came to redeem and restore us. “In your presence there is fullness of joy,” the psalmist says. “At your right hand are pleasures forevermore”.

Dear Lord, You are the great and mighty God,

the Creator of the universe.

I will praise Your name always.

There is no God besides You.

Worship is a heart overflowing with praise to God.