"I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'" Psalm 122:1
The tradition of going to church on Sunday morning for many has lost it's value. More times than not the experience is approached with very little sincere preparation. Coming from a Christian home, there was never a time when I did not go to church from as far back as I can remember. My oldest memories always included a time of conscious preparation that always took place on Saturday evening. So for me Saturday night and Sunday morning have always been considered sacred space. Today, in most cases people attend worship with the mindset that someone else will be doing the heavy lifting so the move of the Spirit is not necessarily dependent upon them. David understood that part of his responsibility in temple worship was to come with the proper attitude and the right perspective. This meant that David had to have great respect for the presence of YHWH. This respect translated into his 100th Psalm, where he states that we must "enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His courts with praise." So like David we must make preparation in order to enter the Lord's temple with the right attitude. If we really understand this we would get excited a few days before just thinking about the opportunity to be in corporate worship in the presence of the Lord. The invitation from the Holy Spirit goes out prior to Sunday morning worship. Just as with worldly events...sometimes the invite alone makes you glad!