You have a few seconds to appreciate and give God praise, 5…4…3…2…1
God is always worthy of our praise, and I believe that you can praise Him without me today. Why? Because today is special. How special it is, you may ask?
Hallelujah! Glory to the King of kings.
Its self-evaluation day, you need to be honest, repent, and turn to God and confess your sins in the name of Jesus Christ. He is faithful and just to forget us of our sins (1 John 1:9). Amen. We must get our worship experience done right in God’s sight. I will not get too many comments on this one, but that’s OK! The Lord is good, and I much do what He tells me. That’s more important than anything else.
Yesterday, I wrote this: “To worship God is the very heart beat or core of a Christian’s response to God. In order word, what does it mean to worship? It’s simply to recognize the value, worth, and glory of God and respond to his call to worship him with all your heart. You can only do this, if you love and appreciate Him.” Right!
I have found a book in the bible that expresses how we should worship our Heavenly Father, and it’s in the Psalms? Believe it or not, you can find every answer to your life situation in the Word of God. Let’s read:
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
In all our getting, get what? Understanding! Let’s read Psalm 95 in the Message Bible:
1-2 Come, let’s shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us! Let’s march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!
3-5 And why? Because God is the best, High King over all the gods. In one hand he holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains. He made Ocean—he owns it! His hands sculpted Earth!
6-7 So come, let us worship: bow before him, on your knees before God, who made us! Oh yes, he’s our God, and we’re the people he pastures, the flock he feeds.
7-11 Drop everything and listen, listen as he speaks: “Don’t turn a deaf ear as in the Bitter Uprising, As on the day of the Wilderness Test, when your ancestors turned and put me to the test. For forty years they watched me at work among them, as over and over they tried my patience. And I was provoked—oh, was I provoked! ‘Can’t they keep their minds on God for five minutes? Do they simply refuse to walk down my road?’ Exasperated, I exploded, ‘They’ll never get where they’re headed, never be able to sit down and rest.'”
Can you tell me what these verses describe? Meditate on Psalm 95, and then answer the following questions:
Should there be a sacrifice of praise to the Lord, before worship?
Why should you worship God?
Most people offer unacceptable worship to God, How does the psalm instruct you to worship?
What are the consequences of a person hardening his or her heart and not acknowledging the sovereignty of God?
Is your worship tied to your destiny?
Since you are coming to this blog, you probably aren’t worshipping false gods or even the true God in the wrong way or in an “I do things my way” self-styled manner. However, you may be worshipping God with the wrong attitude. Like I said yesterday, your attitude is the heartbeat of worship. You must come correct in your worship. Here are a few more questions to ask yourself:
Are you worshipping Him because He has created you and saved you from sin and death?
Do you go through the same routine Sunday after Sunday without really considering what God has done for you?
Are you using church attendance solely as a means of blessing or acceptance by God?
If so, begin this very day to praise God for who He is and what He has done. Then, as you worship this coming Sunday in your church, make a point of concentrating on the hymns or songs that are sung, the scripture that is read, and the sermon that is preached. I know that your heart wants to offer appreciation to God. As you serve Him with your life, let not these questions come back up again.
Until next time, continue to be blessed and Praise the Lord!
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All bible scripture are from the King James version, unless otherwise expressed.