March 6 – Worship
Beyond that, you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them; so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
Worship is an attitude of focusing on the Lord in prayer and reverence. It is in that moment, when nothing else really matters, that God is free to speak and guide us both in how and where He would have us go. But many times, when we are trying to get to ‘that place’, the cares of the day overwhelm us. We want to worship God freely, but there are places to be, e-mails and texts to respond to and bills to pay. We wonder how we are going to get enough money for the mortgage and who is going to take care of our sick child, so that we can get to work to earn money to pay for everything that’s due.
We say to ourselves, “how can I fix this?” but God knows us, and lovingly says: “Be still and know that I am God”, “I will have no gods before me because I am a jealous God!” and “Come to Me all those who are weary, and I will give you rest!” Imagine that! The God/Creator of the universe desires communion with me? He wants to protect me and give me rest!
What am I that He would hold me in such high a position? We are His bride, the glorious prize, lovingly bought with His own blood and sacrifice. No one could love us more than He does, and yet He requires so very little of us. So, when we come to worship, we should already know that He is already there, excited to spend this time with us. Our praise is a sweet aroma to Him, and this fellowship makes Him happy beyond measure. Are we going to focus on the one true God and rise above our day, or are we going to look at the wind and the waves and sink further, poisoning those around us with our hopeless disposition? Today, I want to choose God and God alone.
Today’s Prayer Focus: Pray for a greater passion for worship in our church