We should all be compelled to praise God for His never ending love and all He has, and continues, to do for us. Psalm 149:1 says, Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints. The author of this Psalm conveys his desire to praise God through song. What are you compelled to do in praise to God?
There is no greater brother or sister in Christ than the one who chooses to worship and grow in their relationship with God along side you. In Psalm 122:1, the author David says, I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” When we worship God, it can be a chore or it can be fulfilling and even fun. When we worship in community with others and grow closer to God in the process, we are more likely to find delight in worshipping Him. Ultimately, our attitude towards God will determine our attitude in worshipping Him and how we build community with other believers.
Psalm 148 is all about calling all of creation to worship the Lord. Verse 13 sums it up nicely, Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted, his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. There is nothing more worth of praise than the Lord. He created all things and is worth of our praise.
There is a peace we feel when we are in the house of God. Just being in God’s presence with other believers brings clarity and perspective with whatever we are facing. In Psalm 122:1 David expresses how much he enjoyed being in God’s presence, I rejoice with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” The closer our relationship is with God and the more we seek Him, the better the experience when we are in His presence with other believers in our time of worship.
As Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman, he explained the difference in the way the the Jews and Samaritans worshipped and believed. But in the end Jesus made it clear how we would all worship; through the spirit and in truth. In John 4:24 Jesus says, God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. The Holy Spirit helps us in many ways: 1) He prays for us (Romans 8:26), 2) He teaches us the words of Christ (John 14:26), 3) He tells us we are loved (Romans 5:5). We must remember to always rely on the Holy Spirit to lead us as we worship and build our relationship with God.