Called to Worship

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Devotion:  John 4:23

When you hear the word (worship), what is the first thought that pops into your head?  Is it the singing at church?  Yes.  Is it a heart attitude?  Yes.  Is it the way you act when things aren’t going your way?  Yes.  Is it your choice to obey versus rebel against God’s will and plan in your life?  Yes.

When asked our definition of worship; many times our thoughts turn to the times we stand up to sing during a worship service.

Webster’s definition of worship:

“reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also :  an act of expressing such reverence”  In worship; Christians acknowledge the attributes and characteristics of the Lord our God.

“Holy, holy is the Lord almighty!”  “Worthy, worthy is the Lamb of God!”  God who was and is and is to come; created you to worship Him.  Angels bow before Him.  Heaven and earth adore Him.  Did you see those attributes and characteristics of the Lord? Holy. Worthy. The God who was and is and is to come.

There are angels who were created to stand around the Lord’s throne and say Holy, Holy, Holy.  All day long; they never tire of giving God Almighty the glory, honor and blessing that belongs to Him alone.

The Bible declares; “He inhabits the praises of His people.”  Let’s look at Webster’s definition of praise.

  1. to glorify (a god or saint) especially by the attribution of                 perfections

Praise and worship fit together like hand and glove.  We are to glorify God on earth as He is glorified in heaven.  As we worship; we bring praise to the One who lives in our heart.

As one Christian artist proclaims:  “Get your worship on.”

Prayer in Motion:

Almighty God; Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, I worship You in Spirit and in Truth.  You alone are worthy to be praised. Jesus, Son of the Most High God, I honor You and bless You.  I love You with all of my heart, all of my soul and all of my strength. You are my all in all.  In Jesus Wonderful Name I offer up this prayer.  Amen.

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