“I come to your altar, O LORD, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders. I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.”
Psalms 26:6-8 (NLT)
David knew what it was to worship God. Even as royalty, as busy as he was, as complicated as his life was, he did not forget to spend personal time with God. He remembered what it was to be a shepherd out in the fields worshipping God with songs and praise. Years later David would write today’s passage sharing about the same worship. He writes, “I come to your altar, O LORD, singing a song of thanksgiving and telling of all your wonders. I love your sanctuary, LORD, the place where your glorious presence dwells.” It is easy to get in a rut learning all about God but never spending time knowing Him. It is great to love Bible study. Who doesn’t love an inspiring sermon. It challenges us to live for God. But in all the learning, in all the doing, we also need to love Him. We need to love spending time worshipping and praising Him. Today, spend time in His presence. Come to His altar and spend time in praise and communion with Him.
Father, I love Your word. I love serving You. But in all my haste, I must confess, I often forget to love You. I haven’t spent the time in Your presence. I haven’t taken enough time to worship You. Forgive me Lord. Today may I begin to worship You and love spending time in Your presence.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION & MEDITATION
I spend time in God’s presence worshipping Him
Today, quiet your heart and spend time in the presence of God. Take a few moments and think of all He has done for you. Think of all His love, grace and mercy He has poured into your life. Tell Him how much you love Him and praise Him. Affirm, “I spend time in God’s presence worshiping Him.”