Living A Life Of Worship
4 Weeks Of Foundation • Day 17
Published on 19 August 2020
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Worship is the one of the best ways we can grow in God & connect with Him. It's all got to do with our hearts towards Him. To fully worship God and lay everything down for Him is all about sacrifice. We don’t just worship God by putting on some music and lifting our hands etc... we also live a life of worship by giving ourselves to God. What does this mean? Our time, our money and even the things that we value most in life all become opportunites to worship. It is all about giving up the things of the world and choosing to be fully consumed by the things of God. This allows us to get closer to God. The only way we can truly understand God is by living our lives 100% dedicated to Him. Living a life of worship leads to having such a strong relationship with God. You know that feeling you get in your heart when you know you are bestfriends with someone... you're so close to them you know what they love and even what they're thinking? This is the same thing. And you know in your heart that He is so close to you, that nothing can get in the way of you and Him because you chose a life of worship. This is what we need to decide in our lives so that we can live so fulfilled in His glory. Let's make some time today to step into worship & focus on God, but let's also make a decision to live today as an act of worship!
Come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too. Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. If only you would listen to his voice today! The LORD says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah, as they did at Massah in the wilderness. For there your ancestors tested and tried my patience, even though they saw everything I did. For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me. They refuse to do what I tell them.’ So in my anger I took an oath: ‘They will never enter my place of rest.’”
Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD! Sing to the LORD; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the LORD made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary. O nations of the world, recognize the LORD; recognize that the LORD is glorious and strong. Give to the LORD the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his courts. Worship the LORD in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him. Tell all the nations, “The LORD reigns!” The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. He will judge all peoples fairly. Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he is coming! He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
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