Dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend,” mainly because of their loyalty and their desire to be with their master. I am sure we have all seen how a dog reacts when his master walks through the door after being gone all day. The excitement of being back in the presence of his master cannot be matched.
We can learn a lot about worship from the actions of a dog. Psalm 122:1 tells us the response of the Psalmist to coming into the presence of his Master:
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.”
Although our worship of God should not be defined by only our emotion, we should be excited about coming into the presence of our Master. As believers, the place we should want to be the most is near to our Lord.
That does not mean that the only time we can be in His presence is at church, though. We can draw near to Him at home, at work, on vacation, or just sitting in the car. We can worship our Master anywhere and at any time.
What defines our worship is not what we are doing, but whether we are drawing near to God in our spirit. James 4:8 tells us that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.
If your greatest desire is to be in the presence of your Master, that is something to get excited about.