The Wonder of Worship !
Psalms 95:6 - O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Genuine worship can take our most miserable moments and make them our most meaningful. One of the greatest illustrations of this is found in the Bible book of Acts. We read of Paul and Silas, who were beaten and thrown into a cold, dark, terrible dungeon for preaching the gospel. But at midnight Paul and Silas began worshiping God by singing and praising Him from their hearts and lips. As they worshiped, an earthquake came, and the prison door opened and they walked out from their misery of incarceration and entered into the majesty of freedom.
It’s life changing when you can be set free through worship. Our almighty Lord may deliver us immediately from our situation and He may not. The fact is at times when we worship the Lord our problems remain or even increase, but as we worship they no longer seem overwhelming and enslaving. It is not because our problems have been taken away but because we have focused on our Lord instead of our problems and on His greatness. In so doing we have gained His eternal perspective and repented from an earthly one.
The word worship means “worthship.” We should worship God because He is worthy of our worship. No matter what we’re going through, no matter what our circumstances may be, when He delivers us and when He allows the problem to remain. God deserves our worship and He desires it. There is never a time when the Lord is not due worship.
We were created to worship Him. God made us to bring Him pleasure. And God is pleased when we worship Him with a proper heart, especially when things are not so positive.
Terry has been the Senior Pastor of Liberty for 30 years. He and his wife, Karen, have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 spoiled dog named Cooper.