The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying. (KJV)
Are you an example of worship?
If you are to worship truly, it is imperative for you to know and understand what constitutes worship. You can look it up in the dictionary, however, worship is not just an activity, it is also an attitude. This month, there are some particular days that describe worship in great detail (November 14th and 21st).
One may always consult Webster’s Dictionary for the precise meaning of worship (adore, idolize, esteem worthy, reverence, homage, etc.). Yet truly defining worship proves more difficult because it is both an attitude and an act. (Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology)
As we previously discussed, if you are not saved, you cannot worship because you don’t “know” who God is. The salvation work of the cross births worship in one’s life. Once saved, you show your worship in your speaking, listening, doing, and being. Your worship will express:
- What is in your heart concerning God.
Psalm 99:9 Lift up the Eternal our God in your hearts, and celebrate His goodness at His holy mountain, for the Eternal our God is holy, perfect and exalted in His power. (The Voice TVT)
- What is in your mind about God.
Psalms 29:2 Give to the Eternal the glory due His name; worship Him with lavish displays of sacred splendor. (The Voice TVT)
- Who you are in relation to God.
Psalms 96:9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. (KJV)
- What you do for God.
Romans 12:1 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? To surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship. (The Passion Translation TPT)
As you worship, you celebrate God for who He is: Alpha and Omega, the Almighty, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega [the Beginning and the End],” says the Lord God, “Who is [existing forever] and Who was [continually existing in the past] and Who is to come, the Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all].” (Amplified Bible AMP)
God will speak to you in your times of worship and give you guidance, instruction, and confirmation. The greatest demonstration of worship is when you carry out the instructions God has given to you.
Philippians 2:13 God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases him. (The Passion Translation TPT)
Worship puts your focus completely on The Father and takes it off you. Your goal is for the world to see you and glorify God (Matthew 5:16).Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, Thank You for continuing to teach me how to worship You. I long to worship with the elders in heaven. I believe every saint wants to, as well. Between now and then, I can worship You here on earth. My life is a testimony to You. I pray it tells the right story about You. I thank You for transforming me from glory to glory. I pray my worship is a demonstration of what it means to love You. The only way someone can look at me and glorify You is if I have a lifestyle, not an activity of worship. I repent for any time my worship does not govern how I respond and what I think. I repent, for every time I did not allow my worship to keep me from choosing to do what was appealing to my flesh. I will continue to worship until I am centered at all times and my focus is on glorifying You, no matter what. Pure worship will keep me from being concerned with the things of this world. I know You promised to complete the work You started in me. I am standing on Your promise and doing my best to be obedient to the work You are doing. My goal is to live a life that brings glory to Your name…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.