To worship him, I live.
6.Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed.” Isiah 55:6-13
Today I got stranded driving down I-15 North in California and came across some rolling hills.On the left the hills had some slight snow and on my right the grass had just started growing on them.The rain had just finished pouring and what a blessing this rain was for California after a long drought.The fog was slowly clearing out and the sun was peeking behind the dark clouds.What a sight I had to drive slowly to take it all in.How busy our lives have become we forget to enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us.God reminds us in this verse that mountains and hills will burst into song before us and trees of the field will clap their hands.What then can we do for him that gave us life?
To worship God,I believe should come from a selfless heart.We truly worship God when we are asking for nothing but just giving him thanks for what he has done for us.When we say worship,we are saying that God has worth,that he is worthy. Regardless of the place or situation,we should be able to worship God.Worship is not only about songs and hymns we sing and the prayers we make but equally important,it is about offering of our substance ,our very being and with the first fruits of our increase.
Why Worship? When we worship God he comes through for us and a good example would be when Paul and Silas were freed from Jail in Acts 16:25-26.God releases his mercy on us even though we are undeserving.He has given us eternal life through his son,eternal grace,eternal love,the holy spirit,everlasting peace,eternal righteousness,security,forgiveness,reconciliation,justification,sanctification,freedom from oppression and intercession.Surely,when we worship we are pretty much asking for him to not consume us with his anger as we have all sinned and fallen short of his plan,so we beg for his mercy and in return he hears our voices as we surrender our all to him.
How to worship? Worshiping attracts the presence of God.In Psalms 22:3 it’s stated that God inhabits the praise of his people.To give pure worship to God means to be present your own body as a living sacrifice to God.Every part of your being has to be in sync with God’s wishes.Preparing your heart and body for the holy spirit to live through you is the best way to show reverence to God.Obedience to God’s words is like sweet music to God’s ears.We are to worship God by how we live our lives,with a renewed and cleansed mind and replacing it with true wisdom that comes from God himself.We should shape our minds with the truth otherwise it becomes very destructive.
Daily worshiping. Many of us think that we only worship when we go to church or when a choir is around.One is well capable of worshiping alone with music they may be listening to in the background and just seeking the Lord’s presence. Worshiping together in fellowship is however a huge plus as the Lord promises that where two or three are gathered in his name he is surely there.Our acts and how we treat others is also a general way of worshiping. Ensuring that widows are taken care of and orphans are fed is also a form of worship.Remember in whatever you do,that which you do from a sincere heart,pure and untainted thoughts,will be seen as a sweet smelling perfume to God and he will surely be moved and will in return move heaven and earth to meet your needs.This much I know.
May the Grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all and give you a heart that longs to worship God in truth and in spirit,cause thats what he is.A spirit.