“If the stars were made to worship,
so will I.
If the mountains bow in reverence,
so will I.
If the oceans roar Your greatness,
so will I,
for if everything exists to lift You high,
so will I.”
We were made to worship the one and only living God. Yes we were.
People worship the wrong stuff all the time – mind you, worship isn’t just music and praise; it’s also what you adore the most. For some, it’s money, it’s sex, it’s food, exercise, their country, relationships, families and kids We also worship other things like churches, pastors, spiritually, the religion itself other than God.
Since we were designed to worship, it shouldn’t be a surprise to us that we all worship something.
As Christians though, we believe that God is the only thing that is worthy of our worship and praise. Unfortunately though, our worship can be misplaced.
The Bible is full of praise and worship toward the living God, and it’s beautiful. It’s powerful.
I have been discovering a lot lately on what it means to worship God and it’s really not just about the music. It’s about the glory You give Him. It’s about the praise. It’s the same as praising the amazing painting that your child has done, or the excellent work that your spouse has done on the house. It’s the same as being thankful for all the help that your parents have given you – only with God, it’s something so much more.
When we come to the throne of worship, we aren’t just thanking God for His goodness and His wonderful works in our lives. We are declaring His Sovereignty. We are declaring His name above all other names. We’re declaring what a wonderful, powerful, incredible Father God is. We are declaring what nature declares. We declare what the stars declare. The majestic works of our Father.
Let’s look at some scriptures:
“We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.”
– Psalm 75:1
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
– John 4:24
“You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”
– Revelation 4:11
How can we look at God, and say we have no reason to worship Him? How can we look at His works, and not be awestruck? Look at this powerful verse, declaring God’s wondrous might:
“Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders;
The Lord is over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes them also skip like a calf,
Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth,
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
And the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.”
– Psalm 29
So, just for today I would like us to remember God’s amazing power. His dedication to the work He does in our lives. As we go about our daily lives, our routines, let’s not forget to give praise to the One who made our lives happen. Let’s remember the work He started in us, and the work ahead that He has prepared for us. The joy He has bought into our lives, the love He has filled our hearts with. Let’s remember all of that and praise Him.
Let’s share His wonderful works with others, and the miracles He has performed in our lives, the stories He has given us to share – let’s use all of that to share the love of Christ with others who don’t know Him or are just coming to experience the incredible, unconditional love of Christ.
Lord, help me to remember to worship you always. To always give you the credit and the praise. To remember that because of you, I’m who I am today. That because of you, I have the many blessings in my life. Use me to share your love with others, so that they may come to the throne of worship and declare you Holy. There is no-one like You, no-one else that can take your place, and nothing else that will ever take your place as my Abba Father. You alone are Holy and Worthy, and deserving of all praise.
Thank you, in Jesus’ Name,