God is eternal, and holy, and awesome, and good, and wonderful. Yet, so often we only let that mean one thing: He can do what I want Him to do. Today I’d like to get you to see the different side of things. Because He is all of that, we should not only trust Him and love Him, we should also worship Him. What is worship? Worship is simply responding the way we should to our holy and awesome God. So how do we do that? I’ll give you three ways. The first is pretty obvious.
#1: Worship through Singing
Genuine praise through singing to God with other believers is awesome, but you don’t always need to sing with others. You might just decide to grab a hymn book and sing a few songs you know in your morning time with the Lord. The best times to worship are the times when your life isn’t going the way you want it. That’s the time to smile into the face of God, with tears in your eyes, and sing.
#2: Worship through Prayer
Get on your knees and worship! You might decide to pray a Psalm like Psalm 103, or you could write out something that expresses your emotions. Worship doesn’t have to happen through words, either. You can just sit there and cry with an attitude of worship.
#3: Worship through Creation
I’m convinced that one of the biggest reasons for Creation is to cause worship. Hasn’t that ever happened to you? You’re out in Creation, looking at some neat thing, and you just start thinking about God and His awesomeness. Sometime this week, go find a forest and just take a walk. Sit somewhere and worship God for all the amazing things in His Creation.
One of the first questions that comes to my mind when thinking about worship is “why?” Why should we worship God? Aren’t there enough angels in Heaven doing that? And what will I get out of it? Well, if that’s your attitude, you might decide not to worship until God puts something on your heart worth worshiping Him for. But if you’re honestly wondering what it does for you, than here’s my answer: Worship causes us to take our eyes of ourselves and look at Him. And it humbles us to look at Him, because He’s awesome. Through worshiping Him, we see things in perspective, and it helps us glorify Him better. I don’t think we can grow in our relationship with Him without at least a little worship.
Close your computer or step away from your desk and think about God for a second. Maybe crack open your Bible to Psalm 103. Then worship. You’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly, after all, we were made to worship.
My next post will be about evangelism, and I’ll share some ways that you can share this great salvation with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and even strangers.
May our Father bless you as you seek to worship Him in the way He deserves. See you next time.