By Jay Grant
“Day and night the host of heaven never cease crying out, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, Who is, Who was, and Who is the come.” Rev 4:10
“Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne saying in a loud voice, ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.’” Rev 5:11,12
“Then I heard the voices of those in heaven, on earth and under the earth and on the sea and all that is in them, singing: ‘To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power forever and ever.’” Rev 5:13
The worship of God is our highest calling. It is good to awaken each morning by releasing our hearts to God in adoration. What is cool is we can worship God in all we do. We can offer our praise to Him in worship. We can offer our work to Him as an act of worship. When we love we worship. When we pray we can worship. In fact, God has made it clear that a void exists in prayer when worship is not a part of it.
When Jesus taught prayer, he clearly joined worship with prayer. He said to the disciples who asked him how to pray: “When you pray, say, Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Your Name. Your kingdom come Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, etc.” Notice the Lord’s prayer begins with worship…’hallowed be Your Name.’
You’ll see this in Revelation 5:8 where the elders and hosts of heaven worshiped the Lamb (Christ), with each one holding a harp (representing worship) in one hand and in the other hand, golden bowls full of incense which are the prayers of the saints. Worship and prayer were meant by God to almost always go hand in hand. You will also see this true in Psalm after Psalm.
A Song of Songs: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FObjd5wrgZ8
Prayer Focus This Week..
· That you and I would become true worshipers.
· That we would worship God even (and especially) when times are tough.
· That worship in our individual churches would be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led.
· That we would worship God with continual thanksgiving for all he has done in our lives.
· That we would worship God in Spirit and in truth.
· That we would worship nothing else in our lives. May God remove any idols.
· That we would worship from our hearts.
May your summer be filled with worship. Worship Him for beautiful days. Worship Him for beautiful friends. Worship Him for your beautiful family.
Worship Scriptures: Psalm 29; Isaiah ch 6; John ch 4; Revelations ch’s 4 & 5
From A.W. Tozer: “You will not be ready for heaven if you haven’t worshiped on earth.”
May worship fill your life in the coming week.
Pastor Jay Psalm 145:1-6