Read His Words Before Ours!
Wouldn’t you love it if someone were singing a love song to you?
I sort of think about worship like that.
God adores when we worship.
He receives joy from our hearts crying out to him; glorifying His name.
He longs for the whole world to join in unity with the singing, “Holy, Holy, Holy,” exactly how it’s meant to be… and how it eventually will be one day when we all witness His glory together.
Worship for me, has always been something I heavily connect to.
I have really found my style and way of worship, and it’s an incredibly life giving part of my spiritual routine.
Of course, there is corporate worship where we all sing together.
Corporate worship is something we can all experience as a whole, but it still is very personal with our Creator.
But solo worship is something completely profound on its own.
There is something about being 100% alone. Just you and God.
It’s a different kind of worship. Powerful and very intimate.
It’s like if you were talking to a close friend in a large group setting, versus, talking to someone alone.
I think there is a bit of stigma about corporate worship.
We all have to be staring at the screen, singing along. But I have found that when I treat worship as more of a loose term, that’s when I begin to grow in it, and even deepen my relationship with the Lord.
Truly, corporate worship is very powerful.
I think God shows up there.
Sometimes the air feels heavy, and you can tell His hand is on us.
His presence is among us.
But there really isn’t a correct or incorrect form to this.
Sometimes, if I have had a particularly hard week, I will simply just listen and close my eyes. Those are the moments when God has something to say.
Let’s take a look at the word worship.
The definition of worship is:
The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God.
Notice what it it doesn’t say: Worship is singing in a large group of people to God.
Different than corporate worship, solo worship is something of it’s own.
I really let God lead me where He wants me. I love listening to Christian songs on my way to school, and praying my way there. I feel as if my car is some sort of sacred space almost. I always find myself crying out to God and thanking Him for this abundant life I was given.
Do you have a sacred space?
What’s stopping from making one?
I love journaling. I definitely consider that worship as well. Writing poems to my Creator is really cool.
I like to speak to what God is and what I need Him to be at that moment in my life. Sometimes I need a friend.
Sometimes I need a healer.
Sometimes I need a listener.
Sometimes I need a loving father.
Sometimes I need Him to be my peace.
It changes daily, weekly, monthly, and I’m thankful God can truly take on all of those forms. Because of all that He is, I worship.
The Psalms are beautifully written. It’s a giant hub of the most breathtaking and heart-wrenching stories. There are stories of pain and suffering, and joy and gratefulness. This is often where I find myself in His word.
Psalm 100 is one of my favorites, especially when it comes to worship. It’s about loving the Lord our God and appreciating all that He is, all He has done, and all He will continue to do. He is the one who provides us joy in the end!
“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.”
Proclaiming the truth that His glory, love, and faithfulness never end is that love song of worship. Meditate on your inability to fathom that. Thank God for His unconditional, never ending love.
So whatever, whenever, and however true, authentic worship is produced in your life, know that God appreciates and loves it all.
He wants your heart to open up to Him.
He wants us to remember and reflect on Jesus’s sacrifice.
He wants us to reminisce on how He made our messy, evil lives brand new.
He wants to fill up our empty needs.
He wants to listen and let us know what’s next in this amazing adventure of following His path.
He wants us to worship Him by proclaiming truth.
Worship allows us as humans, God’s children, to feel a little bit closer to our Father. His love and peace will wash over you if you allow it to. Worship lets worries and insecurities, and our fear of never measuring up, slip away.
He cares for us just as we are.
We don’t have to clean ourselves up and fix everything we have ever done before we enter into true worship, telling Him how much we love Him and His character.
Let Him have that power.
Let go and let God take over your whole entire life,
as you worship Him with your own song of love!
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