Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Joy and gladness grow out of our relationship and fellowship with God for He is a God of gladness and joy (Psalm 43:3, 4). There is no doubt joy and gladness is also in God’s house. It comes from His presence, His Word, and His Spirit along with a Believer’s prayer, praise, and worship. It comes, additionally, from fellowshipping with other believers who walk in the joy of the Lord.
There is another aspect of joy and gladness the Psalmist in Psalm 122:1 mentioned when he said, “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” He hasn’t gone to the house yet but he’s experiencing joy just talking about it. The river of joy was bubbling up in him simply by the mention and anticipation of going to the house of the Lord. I pray that is your experience as you head to God’s house today. Stay filled with joy and gladness in anticipation of being with God and His family.