Praise and Worship is more than just singing songs and clapping our hands on a Sunday morning. It is pouring our love on God and receiving His love in return.
“Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” (Ps 51:16-17)
“I am convinced that whatever we worship gains control of us. The more we worship it, the more like it we become” –D. Prince
Let’s look into 3 main reasons we worship God.
1. We Worship Him for of Who He Is
How you feel doesn’t change who He is. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is good. He is faithful. He is worthy. He is holy. He is beautiful. In Psalm 42:5, David is in a difficult season. He asks himself: ”Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember you…“
We may not always feel like worshipping. That is when we must make the decision: “I will” worship Him for who He is.
2. We Worship Him for What He’s Done
Sometimes, we need to go back and remember what He has done for us.
“I give you all the credit, God—you got me out of that mess, you didn’t let my foes gloat. God, my God, I yelled for help and you put me together. God, you pulled me out of the grave, gave me another chance at life when I was down-and-out. All you saints! Sing your hearts out to God! Thank him to his face!” (Psalm 30:1-5)
Today, remind yourself of what He’s done for you. Has He forgiven you? Has He healed you? Has He delivered you? “Thank Him to His Face!”
3. We Worship Him for What He Will Do
The Bible says that God is enthroned on the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). To be enthroned means the King is able to take His rightful place and exercise dominion. When you react to negative circumstances with praise and worship, you are inviting God’s presence & acknowledging His authority. In Acts 16, Paul & Silas were chained in prison. They responded with praise and worship. Through that act, the Earth shook and the chains fell. The same happens for us when we demonstrate our faith through worship, knowing that He is more than able to deliver us and give us victory.
Psalms 97:5 says that the mountains melt like wax in God’s presence. Let’s worship Him today for who He is, for what He’s done, and for what He will do. As we do, let’s believe that every “mountain” in our life is melting in His presence.