Tag Archive | worship

Worship Leads To . . .

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Psalms 96:2 NASB

“Proclaim good tidings”, good news, “of His salvation”. How good are we at doing that? Do we proclaim the gospel “from day to day”?

If we are honest many of us have never even shared the gospel. We trust the church to do that so we invite people to church.

Could there be a missing link as to why we don’t share?

“Sing to the Lord, bless His name”.

ūüĆĻHow is your prayer life? Where is your main focus directed throughout your day? Is worship of God a priority in your life? Do you have a personal, intimate, real relationship with Almighty God?

Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
Psalms 100:4 NASB

If you do you will experience Him and be filled up with His Holy Spirit. Under the Holy Spirit’s guidance you can’t help but proclaim Jesus Christ.

ūüĆĻHow is your relationship with God. He calls us to proclaim His gospel.

And He was saying to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
Luke 10:2; Matthew 9:37-38 NASB

You might want to read Psalm 71 while contemplating the connection of the worship of God leading to proclaiming salvation to the lost.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Holy, Holy, Holy

The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake! The Lord is great in Zion, And He is exalted above all the peoples. Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He. Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His footstool; Holy is He. Exalt the Lord our God And worship at His holy hill, For holy is the Lord our God. Psalms 99:1‭-‬3‭, ‬5‭, ‬9 NASB

God reigns. He is on His throne. He is exalted above all the peoples whether we believe or acknowledge it as so.

Reality check. God is holy, whether we believe it or not.

What should be our response to these facts?

Let us praise His great and awesome name.
Exalt the Lord our God and worship Him.

FOR HE IS HOLY!!

ūüĆĻHow will you respond to God’s holiness today?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Focus of Worship

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.
Numbers 21:8‭-‬9 NASB

Our God is good. He will discipline but with every act of discipline He provides a solution. It requires an action on our part.

It was sin that brought about the serpents. It was the bronze serpent, looking at it, that brought about salvation from immediate death.

The serpent then became an idol. “It is the serpent who saved” instead of “God is our salvation”.

He removed the high places and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel burned incense to it; and it was called Nehushtan.
2 Kings 18:4 NASB

King Hezekiah broke in pieces the bronze serpent because it had become the focus of worship. It had become their “salvation”.

It is Jesus upon the cross that is our salvation from sin and death, not just the cross. Looking to the cross cannot be replaced with Jesus and a personal relationship with Him.

The cross is significant but the One who hung on the cross is the One to be worshiped.

ūüĆĻ What is your salvation based upon? Who or what do you look to, trust, for security, peace, your salvation?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Hush

“But the Lord is in His holy temple.
[a]Let all the earth be silent before Him.‚ÄĚ — Habakkuk 2:20

[a] Lit Hush before Him, all the earth*

Will you be still and silent before the Lord God today in reverent worship?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

*biblegateway.com

Sanctuary

‚ÄėYou shall not make for yourselves¬†idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves¬†an image or¬†a¬†sacred¬†pillar, nor shall you place a¬†figured stone in your land to bow down¬†to it; for I am the¬†Lord¬†your God.¬†You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the¬†Lord. — Leviticus 26:1-2

Hoping you are keeping the Sabbath today and showing reverence to our Lord in His sanctuary.

Worship (3)

Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, 

And give thanks to His holy name.

— Psalm 30:4

Be glad in the Lord, you righteous ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.

— Psalm 97:12

Praise Him and be glad this day as you give thanks to His holy name. What a great way to start a new week.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Choose To Worship And Praise

“All the earth will worship You,
And will sing praises to You;
They will sing praises to Your name.‚Ä̬†Selah. ¬†— Psalm 66:4

It is inevitable that all, every knee, shall bow in worship and sing praises to God. What are you waiting for? Worship Him today at a church near you.

We have a free will to worship now. Better to prepare now to worship with a pure, willing, joyful, open heart than a heart of fear when you find yourself before the mighty, awesome, holy, pure God who you never took the time to freely worship.

The choice is yours but don’t deprive yourself of the privilege to worship Him today with others who believe in the only true God through His precious, loving Son, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Entering God’s House

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;

No evil dwells with You.
5 The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
6 You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
7 But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will¬†bow in¬†reverence for You. — Psalm 5:4-7

Are you entering His house today in humble reverence?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon