Devotional: Day 4
John 4:23- But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
The first thing that needs to be said about worship is that God does not need your worship. He is no less God if you worship Him than if you don’t.
Worship affects you, not Him.
To worship means to adore, obey, reverence, focus positive attention on… any action or attitude that expresses praise or love.
One of the oldest known forms of worship is kingly worship. A king would enter a room and people would bow down on one knee and kiss his hand. When we worship, we don’t always bow down in our bodies, but we are bowing in our spirit. We are taking God in our hearts and kissing His hand. Do you see how it affects you more than it does Him?
Worship is an outward sign of what is inside your heart. When you worship, God takes notice and His response is to bless you. True worship is living and pure worship produced by the Holy Spirit. It is enjoying being in the very presence of God.
Worship releases you to go to a higher place spiritually and allows you to interact with God on a more intimate level.
Consider the words of Evangelist Ron Luce in his Book Fifty Six Days Ablaze, when he said that: “worship is an expression of your love for God. It’s similar to having a boyfriend or girlfriend you think about all the time. When you get together with that person, you talk about all the neat things you like about him or her. You are showing your adoration.”
How do you show your adoration for God? What does it mean to you to worship Him? Is worship just singing slow, boring songs that put you to sleep. To many people it is, but it doesn’t have to be.
Worship is a way to connect with God.
When you are worshiping Him, you are telling Him how much you love and appreciate Him. Don’t take that task lightly. Put your whole heart into worship this week. Really cry out to God as never before and just lay your heart down. Say “Lord, this is how I feel about You, and I want you to know it.”
Don’t allow your time spent with God to be boring, being a Christian is supposed to be exciting. How many other religions do you know of that can worship a Risen Savior?