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Unfortunately, the Bible has gotten a bad rap by many. It’s often viewed as a boring or gloomy book. Nothing is farther from the truth. The Bible is filled with stories of celebration and calls us to celebrate. It’s actually a roadmap to joyous living!
One of the reasons why people never discover joy is because they never personally get to know God. We often hold wrong concepts of God’s nature. We may think of Him as severe, angry, frustrated –– looking for a reason to judge and punish us –– a kind of cosmic killjoy. In reality, God is the Supreme Being of joy. He is the Fountainhead of joy. To be in His presence is to be in an atmosphere of indescribable, incredible joy. The psalmist says in Psalm 16:11-12 (NIV) “You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”
The highest form of celebration is the worship of God. When we get to know God and grow in our knowledge of Him, we automatically become a worshiper of Him. That’s why heaven is filled with worship!
Heaven is an environment filled with the presence of God. In heaven, the perfect holiness, glory, goodness, love, power and worthiness of God is fully known! Worship is simply celebrating the One who is the Source of all celebration. Worship is about enjoying God, not enduring Him. As we enjoy Him, He gives His joy to us!