The dictionary’s explanation for worship is, as a noun, ‘the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity’ or ‘used in addressing or referring to an important or high-ranking person, especially a magistrate or mayor and as a verb, to show reverence and adoration for (a deity). ALL of these are definitions to keep in mind when giving ourselves to YHWH as we approach His throne of grace and giving ourselves to Him. The beauty of the Holy Bible is that He has provided it for us, so that we are able to know how we are to approach Him. The Holy Bible tells us they that worship Him are to do it in spirit and truth.
What IS Worship?
Worship can be so many different things to different people. If someone really loves someone and would do anything for them, they may be criticised for worshipping the ground they walk on. Therefore, we are to do the same, as He is so much more worthy than any person or any thing we can ever meet or ever fathom. In the Book of Exodus when Moses asked The Most High what His name was He responded EHYER ASHER EHYER: I AM WHO I AM. Further translations of this name are I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE; I WILL PROVE TO BE WHATSOEVER I WILL PROVE TO BE; I WILL BE BECAUSE I WILL BE or I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE. There are several others! What do these translations say to you? Well, they tell me that, He, The Most High God, is above our comprehension. Is outside of anything we can understand. I’ve previously mentioned that man is unable to accept anything that they do not understand, and can often be dismissive. It is because He is unexplainable that He deserves to be feared and treated with reverence. He is to be worshipped just because of who He is. When we worship our Most High God it is with the realisation of who He is, what He has done and what He is capable of. To worship is not just within the walls of a building but it is a lifestyle. It is because of the love and honour that an individual has, and the realisation of who The Most High God is, that we are able to worship Him in spirit and truth. As we praise and worship OR go about our daily lives, we should be able to feel His presence with us and be very aware. If you cannot feel His presence; stop, rewind and start again.
As we see the world around us (ignoring the destruction caused by man) we can see and feel YHWH around us. We see and feel Him in physical things as, the breeze that touches our skin and the moon that lights our way at night and also the near misses we’ve experienced, both known and unknown. How GREAT is our God and how worthy is He to be praised! Our lives are to be laid down before Him, so that we can be used as He wishes. We are given free will (to a certain extent) to make decisions but our lives should be under His jurisdiction.
The Word of God tells us:-
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, sing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.Colossians 3:16 (KJV)
Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe;Hebrews 12:28
He who believes in Me (who adheres to, trusts in and relies on Me), as the Scripture has said, ‘From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water’John 7:38 (AMP)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16-17
Since 2020, each and every person has been touched by its events, in some way. The repercussions of it can be felt now and will never leave us. It has been a time of anger, depression, doubt, fear, heartache and mental, physical and spiritual pain. Just as God tells us, within Scripture, that He is touched by our infirmities He is also aware of all our senses and knows how we have been dealing with things (or not). He’s telling you today to Come just as you are. Don’t delay as it is not known what the day holds, much less tomorrow.
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this household, because he, too, is a [spiritual] son of Abraham;
10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”Luke 19:10 (AMP)
All that My Father gives Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, never reject anyone who follows Me].John 6:37 (AMP)
What shall we say [to all this]? Should we continue in sin and practice sin as a habit so that [God’s gift of] grace may increase and overflow?
2 Certainly not! How can we, the very ones who died to sin, continue to live in it any longer?
3 Or are you ignorant of the fact that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
4 We have therefore been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory and power of the Father, we too might walk habitually in newness of life [abandoning our old ways].Romans 6:1-4
In these last days we need to rise up as great and mighty warriors and realise the power that we have been given. We can continually commune with Him. For so long, people have been crying out and predicting the date of His return, but He tells us in His Word that no one shall know when it will be. Therefore, whose report are we to believe? The words of the faithful prayer warrior(s) or maybe the ones who claim to be able to see into the future? Neither! Our Most High God tells us that no man shall know the date of His return but we are to look for the signs. These are throughout His Word. The Holy Bible. Paul advises us in the Books of Thessalonians that we need to be sure that it doesn’t overtake us like a thief in the night. We need to be aware of His coming and not be deceived. The Word to us all at this moment is to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to us. Do not be swayed. Remain focused. The time has come where we need to be girded with the holy armour; from head to toe, inside and out. It’s time to realise what is really important to us as individuals and what needs to be told to those who do not yet believe. Start to think about what it is that you believe. How serious are you about what you believe in? What is it that you know that you know that you know?! For what will you not be moved.
There’s a song that says, Here I am to worship and say that You’re my God. To truly worship we have to know God. Knowing Him will be different things for different people at different stages and times in life. For example, your view, expectancy of yourself and God will change the longer that you serve Him. You should get closer and closer. I say should but that isn’t always the case. Over time people may step away. They step away because God hasn’t given them what they expected or wanted, but what they must understand is that they didn’t truly know Him. Something must have been flawed within the relationship and it wasn’t God! If they truly knew Him, they wouldn’t have stepped away. As humans we are selfish and out for number one, and that can be whether it is intentional or unintentional. Intentionally, we can give what we perceive as our best and then expect God to reciprocate by giving us what we want. We then throw our dummy out of the pram when we don’t. Unintentionally, we can be a victim of circumstance, things happen within our lives and we allow them to get the better of us. Don’t allow either of these to be your portion.
Today, let your prayer be that you want to truly know Him and the full power of His resurrection.