Call to Evening Worship
A song of ascents.
1 Now praise the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord
who stand in the Lord’s house at night!
2 Lift up your hands in the holy place
and praise the Lord!
3 May the Lord,
Maker of heaven and earth,
bless you from Zion.
To be honest, I am not standing although it still is the night hour! While lying in bed, even with a heavy heart about the fact that there is no ‘Praise in the Lord’s House’ in the near distance, I am typing this post!!
It does not sound right, the fact that the passion can so easily fade and get substituted with the ‘justified’ excuses!
As the verse of the day showed up while I turned to my Bible app, it helped me even to not make it this glorious end of the ‘Songs of Ascents’ series!
Better an open reprimand than concealed love. The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive. (Proverbs 27:5-6 HCSB)
Please read this article:
Set Apart Motherhood | PART FIVE | Choosing True Fulfillment Over Temporal Distractions
Just a little part as I suggest you to read the whole article!
From that time forward, we began to experience the words of Psalm 16:11: “In Your presence is fullness of joy.” Turning to the counterfeit pleasures of the culture had only brought us temporary distraction. But when we learned how to turn to the right Source for our strength, refueling, and refreshment, we gained a joy that was both real and lasting. It’s not that I’ve never watched a movie or read a novel since that season of shifting my focus. But my approach is far different than it used to be. I’ve learned not to turn to worldly entertainment to find the rest, joy, peace, rejuvenation, and fulfillment my soul needs. I have come to realize that the only place where I can find those things is at the feet of Jesus. If I turn elsewhere for comfort, I’m settling for a cheap counterfeit of the soul-level satisfaction that Jesus desires to give me.
To close down:
And even the confirmation in your heart about this truth and the upcoming thought: “This is so right”, is just a lazy substitute for “standing in the House of The Lord at night”!