Everybody like to have fun!
Most everyone likes a party!
Parties are supposed to be a time of happiness and joy with friends, family and loved ones. Sometimes people sing out with joy and laughter; it’s a time to “let your hair down” and have some good old-fashioned fun.
Parties have food and goodies; some parties have fancy cakes… yum!
Most people don’t approach worship the way they think of a party; I think that’s sad. Don’t get me wrong, I understand about reverence and orderly worship, and maybe a party isn’t the perfect comparison. But as for the simple act of expressing joy the comparison holds pretty strongly.
Do you truly believe that as a Christian you are one of the Lord’s redeemed?
If you answer yes, how can you not be filled with joy, thanksgiving and praise? The Bible offers quite a bit of direction in this, here’s just one short passage…
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
This week in worship, let’s lift our voices with joy in singing God’s praise, with thanksgiving in our hearts let’s offer up praise as a sweet sacrifice that is wholly pleasing to God! Praising God, filled with joy, surrounded by family and friends… worship is the best party ever.