DCLM Sincere Milk 7 June 2023 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — I Am Glad
Topic: I Am Glad
Text: Psalm 122:1-9
2Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
4Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD.
5For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
7Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
8For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
9Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
Key Verse: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalm 122:1
Every time she remembers it, her heart would be filled with joy. Since the day her father finally agreed to take Janet to the university zoo, she has felt joy in her heart. She has been looking forward to the day. Her friend, Nomsa, told her that the day she gets there, she will not want to leave because there is so much to see. She had also advised her to save her pocket money to buy sun-shade glasses. Can you imagine how going to see mere animals including snakes can make someone so glad?
There are many things children like to do or places they like to go that make them glad. But the Psalmist says, no place you go to should make your heart more gladdened than going to the House of God. The reasons are: It is in the house of God that we worship Him, see His glory, fellowship with His people and hear His Word that prepares us for peace on earth and eternal joy in Heaven. Always ensure you finish your school and home work quickly and run to the House of God. Pay attention, be quiet and orderly, join in joyful worship of God, pray and be glad before the Lord.
Further Reading: Hebrews 10:23-25
Prayer for today: I pray, Lord, that I will always feel the joy of Heaven in my heart when it is time to go to your house.