Monday, November 10, 2008

Worshipping God

Worship is comprised
of parts or elements including hearing God’s Word, praying, meditating, singing
and bringing gifts of tithes and offerings. “I will sacrifice a thank offering
to you and call on the name of the Lord. I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in
the presence of all His people” (Psalm 116:17-18). Worship also includes the
celebration of both baptism and communion.

Worship describes our human
response to divine revelation. God has said something and we respond to it.
Worship is an active and open declaration to God of His worth in an intimate
and spontaneous manner allowing Him to touch us with His life-transforming

Why should we worship?

Because our God is great
and worthy of all praise. “Come, let
us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation”
(Psalm 95:1)

We were made to worship. The primary purpose of the church and all believers
in Jesus Christ is to glorify the Lord our God. “Ascribe to the Lord, O
families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the
Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the
earth”(Psalm 96:7-9).

We connect with the
living God. In worship we become preoccupied
with the Lord. We don’t just watch it take place we participate in it! ”Praise
the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord; praise him you servants of the Lord, you
who minister in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God”
(Psalm135: 1-2).

What happens when we worship?

When we worship, our God
is magnified. “For God is the King
of all the earth; sing to Him a psalm of praise. God reins over the nations;
God is seated on His holy throne” (Psalm 47:7-8).

Worship enlarges our
horizons and changes our perspectives.
Praise and worship is the language of faith. “I will exalt you, O Lord, for you
lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my
God, I called to you for help and you healed me” (Psalm 30:1-2).

Worship enhances our
lives with an attitude of praise and thanksgiving. “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts
with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name” (Psalm 100:4).

Worship renews our spirit
as we stand in awe at His glory and grace. “Be still and know that I AM God” (Psalm 46:10). “Glory in His holy
name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice” (Psalm 105:3).

What is missing from Ch ch?


So come on and give him praise!
God Bless You All

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