Unspeakable Joy In His Word 4-7-14

Unspeakable Joy-In His Word 4/7/14
Are you able to stand up against the scrutiny of the world? Do you line up to your own standards? What about the standards in the Word of God? Would you do what Jesus would do? Can you truly come to worship free of all the chains that bind you from day to day?

Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right. Speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friend. Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the Lord, and keep their promises even when  . Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.  Psalm 15:1-5

There is something to be said about that peaceful feeling you get when you have truly entered into worship of your Savior God. The joy that over flows from your heart and possibly your soul causes you to feel a cross between blabbing everything you know about Jesus and His grace and mercy and everything you have just experience while you walked up and knelt in His presence.

Think for a moment; which of us is truly worthy of the permission of the King of Kings to spend a few minutes, or even an hour; in His presence? There word of God says that in His presence is fullness of joy. So we all should have an unending desire to get close and in His face. If we had to follow the Old Testament rules we would have to admit that; no one fills the above list, I tried to. I tried to be good. I even thought I could get by without lying, or saying anything that could be considered as Gossip. I failed because I am human, I am guilty of sinning and though I try not to sin, try only to speak love and kindness on others more often than I like to admit to anyone but God; I have failed miserably.

Our loving God calls us into His presence even when we fail; He draws us with His Holy Spirit self to hunger and thirst to spend time with Him, in prayer and in the word as well as in song.
In His presence is fullness of Joy.

Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, “Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written ii nth prophets, and they shall be taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard and hath learned of the Father, commeth unto me.
John 6:43-45.
Only when we are drawn into His presence do we truly worship Him. It’s not about what we do, but about what He is. When we truly worship Him we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. So we must be focused solely on Him. We must have an over whelming desire to make contact; share our heart, thankfulness and gratitude with our God in order to truly worship Him.

O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple. As your name deserves O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory.
Psalm 48:8-10

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?  For ye are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20.

So we strive to do what is right, and we trust God with our sins that Jesus has wiped clear away as we repent of them; we put our trust in the hands of Jesus and enter in to the presence of the King.
Thanks be to Jesus who died on the cross, broke us free from sin, and gave us grace with God the Father. He not only died for us but made us acceptable in His sight through the repentance and salvation we admit and accept His allowance of being in His presence.
That about sums it up don’t you think?  He removed the chains that would weigh us down with guilt, Jesus took our sins, our imperfections and made us acceptable in His sight. When the Father God looks at us he sees Jesus.
No wonder there is such joy, unspeakable joy in His presence!

Dear heavenly father, thank you for allowing us to be in Your presence. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for us and make us pure hearts before You. In Jesus name, amen.

Suggested Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20, Titus 1:1-16 and Titus 2:1-15