Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Worship Wednesday - Worshiping with Words

Everyday, we are faced with many choices of how we can worship our Father. One definition found in the dictionary describing the word worship is, " To regard with ardent or adoring esteem or devotion." This is the way we are supposed to treat our Father. Last week we talked about worshiping Him through song. This week we will discuss worshiping Him through our words.

Worshiping through words can take on many forms, three of which are prayer, praise and everyday conversation. This week we will focus on prayer. When we pray, we are worshiping our Father as we are in intimate conversation and communion with the Lord. Jesus died on the cross for our sins in order that this type of worship might be possible. He tore the temple veil in two so that we can come directly to the throne of God, falling prostrate before Him,  with our requests and concerns. God's word states in 1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."

Since this has been made possible for us, God desires for us to be in a constant state of prayer with Him at all times. Prayer doesn't need to happen once a week on Sunday, or just in the morning during our devotions, He wants it to happen all the time. He wants to be our best friend. He wants the relationship that we have with Him to be first place in our lives and that can only happen when we are speaking to Him through prayer. There is no need to be anxious or worried about the cares of life when we offer up our prayers to our Savior, there is peace when we worship Him in this matter.This is described in detail in Philippians 4:6, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

When we are to the point that our every thought and breath centers on Him, this brings glory and honor to our Savior. It is a form of worshiping Him. It shows Him that He matters most above all else. We can look for instruction in God's words that tells us how to pray, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 "pray without ceasing."

A Prayer in Wat Pho

In the picture of the woman above, you see a lifetime of wisdom and knowledge held within the face that has been aged with the hands of time. You can sense that her heart is no longer her own but her Savior's, as she comes before the throne in prayer to worship the Holy One.

Sisters, are you in constant communion with the Savior? What story would your picture tell of the relationship you have with Jesus? Let us follow the instruction found in Psalm 95:6, "Oh Come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!"

Many Blessings~


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1 comment:

  1. Love this, Shari. I deeply desire that my life be one of worship. For it to be so, I must be in a state of prayer throughout the day.


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