As this New Year has begun we find ourselves at the first Sunday of 2019. This is a great opportunity for us to start our year off right by being in the House of The Lord. It is in the House of The Lord where we can worship God for all of the great and wonderful things that He has done and is doing in our lives, and it is an opportunity for us go show God how grateful we are for His blessings on our lives.
David understood the importance of gathering to worship The Lord, and it excited David to have the privilege to worship in the House of The Lord. The Scripture reminds us that David said, “I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord. I encourage you today to get excited about going to the House of The Lord. You may have things going on in your life and it is difficult to go to Church, but after all that The Lord has done for you, there are some things that you can put on the back burner to spend some time giving God the thanks and praise that is due Him from you.
When you come in the House of The Lord you can lay your burdens down, and have an opportunity to bask in His presence. It is in the House of The Lord that you can be recharged to face those things that will challenge you on a daily basis. Do not miss your opportunity to go to the House of The Lord. I am so excited about going to the House of The Lord on this first Sunday of the year. I know The Lord will meet me there with a blessing just for me.
Since I am happy glad about going to the House of The Lord I have no doubt, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”
Lord I am excited about going to your House to feel your presence working in my life. As I enter your House fill me with your love, grace, mercy, joy, and power. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY