Journal Entry by Bec Tobar

S – Scripture: Psalm 122:1-2 (AMP)
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord”

O - Observation
You get the feeling as you read this psalm that you couldn’t wipe the smile off his face when they told him it was time to go to God’s house.
He was glad.
Make no mistake…
It was a habit for him. 
It was a tradition for him. 
But he hadn’t lost the joy and wonder he felt when he came to God’s house.
So much so, that he sang joyfully on his “ascent” to the house.

A - Application
What do I feel or say when my family or friends say, “Let’s go to the house of the Lord”?
I don’t want to get so familiar with the gathering of God’s people that I miss the wonder.
The wonder that God chooses to meet us.
The wonder that people from all different walks and stages of life CHOOSE to be together.
That amongst our gathering can be found great hope for the broken, celebration for the joyous and a home for all.
So I have great expectation that BECAUSE the King is among us, you just never know what God will do.
His power is unmatched, and He loves to meet His people.
And I never want to miss that.
Get excited, Sunday is coming!

P - Prayer
Father, thank you that we can come to your house. 
We will rejoice and be glad in You. 
Meet us tomorrow as we gather together to lift your name.