FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015
Key Bible Verses: Once again, I’ll go over what GOD has done. … I’ll ponder all the things you’ve accomplished. (Psalm 77:11-12, The Message)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 77
Along with learning who he is, there is no faster way to fall in love with God than to worship him. That in itself should be reason enough for us to actively pursue worship, but there’s so much more. Worshipping God enables us to do the following:
- Overcome the enemy – both in going toe to toe with him and in dealing with the ugly situations he throws at us.
- Experience God’s peace and joy – by allowing us to see things from the perspective of his absolute sovereignty.
- See truth – which allows us to more easily cooperate with what God is doing.
Is worship always easy? No. Do we always feel like it? No. Do these things matter? Not in the slightest.
When we film documentaries, our cameras often take a beating. All the banging and jostling throws the lenses out of alignment, making it impossible to get a clear picture. So we regularly need to take those cameras to a specialist to have them realigned. For me, that’s what praise is – a realigning of my senses so they can again see the pure and accurate picture of who my Creator is and how much he loves me.
And when I see that, I can’t help but fall more deeply in love.
My Response: What are some benefits that come from worshipping God?
Thought to Apply: Worship is a thirsty land crying out for rain, it is a candle in the act of being kindled, it is a drop in quest of the ocean, … it’s time flowing into eternity, … [it is] a man climbing the altar stairs to God. – Dwight Bradley (pastor, writer, social commentator)
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