The heart of joyful worship is what God want from His people. Worship is what believers will do and perform before a Holy God throughout eternity. God, the LORD, is good. God alone is worthy of worship. True and joyful worship can only come about from knowing God and what He delights in (Jeremiah 9:23-24). When the Gospel blessings and grace, from our Lord Jesus Christ, are poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, we love to come to worship the God of the Bible. In Dr Art (Arturo) Azurdia ‘s sermon, he recounted a wisdom learned from someone he spoke with within an African American church:
We sing when we are happy.
We sing when we are not happy.
And when we are not happy, we sing until we get happy.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 100:1-5
Here is link to the sermon by Dr Art Azurdia:
This is Session 6 -“Finding Joy in Worship” based on Psalms 100 from Front Range Alliance Church’s 2009 Fall Conference with Dr. Art Azurdia.
Here is another video reminder on Worship…………it is all about the one true God, the LORD.