SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. (Psalm 100:2)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 100
The aliveness of [God’s] presence is true not just on Sundays. God is not contained within the walls of church or the worship set. His presence goes with us and is active, even though we might feel it less at work. We need to find a way to marvel at his goodness both in the Sunday service and also while we are trying, often with difficulty, to align our wills with his desires.
Worship unites us, rebalances us, and reminds us to tie ourselves first to God—to seek first his kingdom. Worship emphasizes that we are not made for this life only—but for eternity. Worship is our daily affirmation of our divine aspirations.
My life would become a desert if it were not refreshed in worship by the living waters of his Spirit. To give glory and honour to God each day in all that I am called to do is the supreme calling on my life. It is what I wholeheartedly desire, above all other things—to offer myself as “a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” This, according to Paul, is “true and proper worship” (Rom. 12:1).
– Ken Costa in Know Your Why
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