Today, i thought to share something with you which has been on my mind for sometime. If you know and love God, then this topic won't be strange to you......it's about worship.
You know that we were made to worship Him right?
There's this saying i came across somewhere....can't remember where exactly, but it says...
When you do for God what He can’t do for Himself, then He will do for you what you can’t do for yourself
I don't know if God can worship Himself or not, but i do know that it is what we are meant to do. It is our major life-purpose. Same way, we definately can't bless ourselves, that's why we ask God to do that for us. True worship comes from the heart.... a pure heart. You can't worship God from a filthy heart filled with bitterness and what else have you. Worship means reverent love and devotion.
Why do you worship Him? Is it because of what He has given to you or just because of whom He is? These questions brings us to two kinds of worship i have discovered
· Worship because of what God has done
· Worship because of whom He is
It is very easy to worship God because of what He has done for you. You can easily worsip Him for His many blessings and all He has given you....but what about the other kind of worship which is just worshipping and adoring Him just for the fact that He is God, the maker of the universe, the I am that I am, Jehovah Tsidkenu, yaweh, Jireh, Shammah, Shalom, Elshaddai, Nissi, Elohim, Adonai, Ebenezer (i could go on and on). To me, that is just the purest kind of worship
Now, how do you worship God?
Here are some ways.......
You can worship God in song....through singing to Him from your heart. You can devote a morning devotion session to worshipping God through songs from your heart. Here's what Psalm 95:1 says:
“Come let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation”
Another way to worship God is through prayer. God loves it when we worshsip Him in devoted, heart-felt prayers. If you start your day with a worship-filled prayer, you will feel so filled with God's spirit all day long. Psalm 27:8 says:
“My heart says of you ‘seek His face!’ Your face Lord i will seek”
Did you know that giving is a form of worship? I mean giving offerings to God, and also giving to others in love. Hebrews 13:16 has this to say:
“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God”
If you genuinely love God, you will just want to worship him every chance you get. You would frequently feel that urge in your spirit to go to your maker in a state of worship (In your car, while working, any free time you get, etc. You don't have to light candles, wear a white robe and hum under your breath) and the joy you would feel while doing that is indescribable. No wonder the bible said..
In His presence is fullness of joy
Worship Him with all your heart and soul today....just worship Him because He's God.