When You Worship
One of the most serious things in our lives should be the way we look at the worship we have for our Lord Jesus Christ. Worship is something that comes from the heart of a person. Have we truly worshiped when we come to the church and listen to a few songs and listen to a sermon?
It is said that there are two kinds of people that attend church, those that participate and those who are spectators.
I have watched people attend sporting events and they get so involved in the game that they stand and scream to the top of their voices, and you hear someone say, boy that person is really a sports fan. They get involved in the game. The are faithful to attend all games regardless where the game is played. Sometimes they must travel for miles in the rain or snow but they are sports fans and nothing is going to stop them from attending and supporting their team.
What about the kingdom of God? Is there any Jesus fans out there? Do we get excited when the Lord scores a soul being brought into the kingdom of God? Can a person be saved and we not get excited? Do we spend enough time cheering the church on, or are we ready to leave as soon as a few songs are sung and the sermon is preached?
Moses was invited to come near to the Lord while others were told to stay and wait. What should those waiting be doing? Should they be praying or fall asleep as the disciples did in Mark 14:37? Jesus asked a very probing question when he said, could you not of watched with me one hour? During this hour can we pray? Can we listen to God's word and respond as the people in Exodus 24:3 did? And all the people answered with one voice, and said, all the words which the Lord hath said will we do.
Here is the turning point of any person's life. We will do all that the Lord has said. The only way I know we can find the Lord's will for our lives is for each of us on a personal level to ask the Lord what he would have us to do and as we seek God's will and purpose for our lives we will find his will as we study God's word each day.
We will begin to get depth in our worship when we know his will and become participants. Get involved with the Lord. Don't sit on the sideline and look pitiful.
Why should we sit around and be sad when the joys of heaven are at the tips of our tongues? Praise the Lord with all your whole being. The Bible says in Psalms 150: Praise the Lord, Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in the firmament of his power, Praise him for his mighty acts, praise him for his excellent greatness, Praise him with the sound of the trumpet; praise him with the psaltery and harp; praise him with the timbre and dance, praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals. Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.
Can we leave this place today saying I have truly worshiped?