Read the verse below:
“So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open, drinking in your strength and glory. In your generous love I am really living at last! My lips brim praises like fountains. I bless you every time I take a breath; My arms wave like banners of praise to you.”
Psalm 63:3-4 MSG
Do you think that the writer of this Psalm was referring only to Sundays?
No, I don’t think so either.
Do you think that he was considering only the 1 1/2 hours on Sunday mornings when we gather together in our places of worship?
Nope, I don’t think so either.
I believe the Psalmist is testifying to receiving the love of God, to his overwhelming gratitude for all God has done. He is praising God and basically saying, “God doesn’t care what day it is. God loves you all of the days. All of the days of your life. So if he loves you all of the days of your life, then you are always in your place of worship.”
Are you a teacher? Then your place of worship is your classroom.
Are you a nurse? Then your place of worship is your patient’s room.
Are you a mechanic? Then your place of worship is underneath the hood of your customer’s car.
Are you a student? Then your place of worship is in school – even in public schools.
You get the picture…..
I could keep going for a very long time, but I won’t. Because a list of the places isn’t what matter. What matters is that as you head into this Monday morning (or maybe your Monday started a long time ago) remember this:
God’s gracious and generous love Is for you
He is more than able to fill you to overflowing with His strength, glory and love.
When we welcome that and Him into our lives, it doesn’t matter what day it is.
It doesn’t matter what time it is.
It doesn’t matter where we are.
We are here to worship and praise God.
As I heard a speaker once say, (Paraphrased) Live your life in quiet Christianity so that your neighbor’s, co-workers, friends and people on the street see how you are living a life of worship to God they stop you and say, “I want what you’ve got.”