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Worship. A powerful word. A word that caused many deaths of the believers. The word that every believer in Jesus should do on a continual basis, no matter the circumstances. Worship. The Bible’s definition for this deep and powerful word is:
Worship the Holy God
Worship is more than to understand. Worship is more than to believe. Worship is more than to simply admire. Worship is to desire. Worship is to love, to adore, to praise, to glorify, to acknowledge – worship is to be humbled in the presence of a Holy and Powerful God.
When we as unimportant, sinful human beings here on earth think of worship, we often tend to think of singing pretty hymns at our weekly fellowship on Sundays, or people throwing themselves on their knees and begging for mercy before the almighty God.
True, worship can be like that. And it should be as drastic as that, full of gratitude to Him who has saved us and full of eternal adoration for God. But what about in between those times – On our way to work or school, lying in bed at night worrying over something or other, while in the heat in the kitchen cooking dinner, brushing our teeth, knitting on the couch, or just simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon on holiday or at home?
Worship should always be in our hearts, and in our minds. It should be part of our every-day lives – we should always be praising God in our hearts, praying, learning a verse in the Bible or reading God’s Word at every spare moment.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 says: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Jesus the Messiah for you. Do not quench the Spirit.” And in Matthew 4:10 it says: “Then Jesus said…. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.”
Here are three simple ways for us all to do just that –
Music and Singing
Psalm 100:1-2; 4 – “Make a joyful noise to the LORD all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!”
While at home, doing your duties or nothing in particular, why not listen to some beautiful worship music? Put a CD into your laptop, listen on your ipod, or on the radio in the car. Music is a wonderful gift from God, and can be used as a good source to worship your Creator. You can sing along or quietly worship in your heart with the music.
Praying to our Saviour
1 Thessalonians 5:17….. “Pray without ceasing”
This is a very simple, yet important command. Praying for the sick, fainthearted, or weary. We can pray for our families, for the unsaved, for the missionaries, for our rulers and authorities, for the peace and safety of our country, and most importantly, for God to change us, work in our hearts, and give us strength and courage in times of weakness or need. Even if we are quietly bringing our anxieties before our Maker in our hearts, He is listening and we can be assured and encouraged that He is with us.
Learning more about His Word
Psalm 119:11- “For I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
Learning about God’s word is very important. I would recommend reading the psalms – one a day, and maybe even learn a few off by heart. The psalms is a good book to read and use for worship – it is full of praise to the Lord.
reading them leads our hearts to desire to worship.
I hope and pray that you are encouraged to have a heart to worship your Saviour.
How are you going to worship your Holy Creator today?
- The Strongest Strong’s 21st Century Edition Exhaustive concordance of the Bible
- The ESV Bible
- The fearfully and wonderfully made brain with which the Lord has provided me.