Why We Worship

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This is my daily devotional for today. It's perfect. My bible study is going over this right now. I thought I would share it.

Why We Should Worship

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
—Psalm 118:1

Worship can turn the most miserable circumstances into a wonderful time. In the book of Acts we read of Paul and Silas, who were beaten and thrown into a cold, dark, stinking dungeon for preaching the gospel. But at midnight Paul and Silas began singing praises to God. They worshiped the Lord. As they sang, an earthquake came, and the entire prison fell apart. (Talk about bringing the house down.)

It’s wonderful when you can be lifted up through worship. I’m not talking about mind over matter; I’m talking about faith over circumstances. I’m not talking about positive thinking; I’m talking about honoring God, who is still on the throne no matter what you’re going through.

God may deliver you immediately from your situation as He did with Paul and Silas. Or He may not. Sometimes when you worship the Lord, your problems don’t go away, but they don’t seem as significant. It’s not because your problems have disappeared. It’s because you have reevaluated things. As you worship the Lord and think about His glory, His power, His splendor, and His love, then you see Him in perspective.

The word worship comes from an old English word that means “worthship.” We should worship God because He is worthy. No matter what we’re going through, no matter what our circumstances may be, God merits our worship. The Bible says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118:1). We worship God in spite of our circumstances, in spite of what we’re going through, because God merits and deserves our worship. And He is always worthy of our worship.

God made us to worship Him. God made us to bring Him pleasure. And God is pleased when we worship Him with a proper heart.

Copyright © 2017 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.
 
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Amen to this. I think that it is easy to get caught up in continually praying for our needs and to sometimes forget to worship along with our requests. I feel that the most valuable form of worship comes when we praise God in the midst of having the worst time of our lives. I keep thinking of Job, who suffered terrible adversity, yet he never faltered in his worship of God. I feel so strongly about this that I have a large print framed with passages from Job on display. It is my personal reminder of the importance of worship and of being grateful for those things that we are blessed with, even when our world seems to be falling down around us.
 
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Am applying and praising in the midst of difficult circumstances. Thanks, CoffeeDrinker, for posting this devotional. \o/
God Bless you.

Praying for you to have a genuine breakthrough by the grace and goodness of God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, so that all your needs will be abundantly meet according to God's riches through Jesus - Philippians 4:19
 
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This is my daily devotional for today. It's perfect. My bible study is going over this right now. I thought I would share it.

Why We Should Worship

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.
—Psalm 118:1

Worship can turn the most miserable circumstances into a wonderful time. In the book of Acts we read of Paul and Silas, who were beaten and thrown into a cold, dark, stinking dungeon for preaching the gospel. But at midnight Paul and Silas began singing praises to God. They worshiped the Lord. As they sang, an earthquake came, and the entire prison fell apart. (Talk about bringing the house down.)

It’s wonderful when you can be lifted up through worship. I’m not talking about mind over matter; I’m talking about faith over circumstances. I’m not talking about positive thinking; I’m talking about honoring God, who is still on the throne no matter what you’re going through.

God may deliver you immediately from your situation as He did with Paul and Silas. Or He may not. Sometimes when you worship the Lord, your problems don’t go away, but they don’t seem as significant. It’s not because your problems have disappeared. It’s because you have reevaluated things. As you worship the Lord and think about His glory, His power, His splendor, and His love, then you see Him in perspective.

The word worship comes from an old English word that means “worthship.” We should worship God because He is worthy. No matter what we’re going through, no matter what our circumstances may be, God merits our worship. The Bible says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever” (Psalm 118:1). We worship God in spite of our circumstances, in spite of what we’re going through, because God merits and deserves our worship. And He is always worthy of our worship.

God made us to worship Him. God made us to bring Him pleasure. And God is pleased when we worship Him with a proper heart.

Copyright © 2017 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.
Very encouraging!! Thank you:)
 
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