Worship because He is worthy
When I come across people and begin listening to their stories, often enough I find there is no worship life. Now, this doesn’t make them a bad person. It just means they haven’t been exposed to the purpose and meaning of worship. I like to say they just haven’t had a God moment yet.
Because when you get that God moment, your perspective, heart and attitude change. You are exceedingly grateful for what God has done and no one word can describe your thankfulness. No one person can hinder your worship. Nobody or nothing can steal what God has done for you. You are full of this joy that can’t be contained and worship is the expression.
The beautiful thing about worship is that it belongs to anyone. It doesn’t only apply to the church, religious people or holy people. It doesn’t even matter if you attend church regularly, just got born again, a woman on the streets, or an addict. There are no pre-qualifications in worshipping the Lord. Worship belongs to anyone.
Yet, many have some preconceived form of worship. For some, it is singing, jumping or the idea of a group of people standing with their hands raised? Well, those ideas are yes and no. Worship is “the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration” and that my friend is all the above. It is singing, dancing, crying, playing music and stillness.
See, when you have a God moment, sometimes you just want to cry. You are overwhelmed with this gratitude that all you can do is cry. There are no words to speak only actions.
One of my favorite ladies in the bible is the lady with the alabaster box. She wasn’t your typical good girl. She had a reputation. She was the one people would look down upon because of her lifestyle. She is the one, who in the eyes of the world was the last person who should be able to touch Jesus. The thing is, she knew it. She knew all that she had done and she carried that shame. Yet, there was something about Jesus that drew her in. Once she heard Jesus was near, she went to him. She didn’t care who was around. She didn’t care if they whispered, judged or talked about her. She knew she had to touch Jesus. So, she pushed past the religious people and made her way to Jesus. Luke 7:38 “As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” That was her worship.
You can also worship with music, dance, and songs. In Psalms 98:4-7 it says to worship the Lord with music and instruments. In 2 Samuel 6:14, King David worshipped the Lord with dance. Revelation 4:8-11 they worshipped the Lord with a song.
Yet, there is something about worship! In worship, yokes are broken. In worship, bondages are removed. In worship, healing happens. In worship, freedom happens.
In Acts 16:24-26 Paul and Silas were imprisoned but that didn’t prevent them from worshipping. While in shackles they still praised the ONE TRUE GOD and during worship, the foundations shook and their chains were loosed. Psalm 100 it says to come to the Lord with thanksgiving and praise. Worship brings you into His presence. Worship causes battles to be won. In 2 Kings 17:38-39 God clearly states He will defeat your enemies. All you have to do is worship him.
I can’t think of when one wouldn’t want to worship, especially when you know the benefits. Worship is perfect when you’re dealing with a sickness. It is one of the best weapons when you’re fighting a battle. It is the best form to relieve stress. Worship is the ultimate tool if you want to hear from God.
Personally, I like to worship anywhere. There is so much I have to be thankful for, that when the moment arises, I just want to worship my sweet poppa God. It could be over a free drink I received, maybe a parking spot close to the entrance or a reflection of the past that He has forgiven. Whatever the reason, where ever the location, worship is my form of appreciation.