Tag Archive | worship

Teach by Example

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:11

Come, my children, listen to me:  I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

 

The best gift you can give your children is to teach them to obey and follow the Lord which leads to wisdom, prosperity and a happy life. Teaching children to fear the Lord doesn’t mean they should be afraid of Him, it means they should respect Him and put Him first in their lives. Fear of the Lord requires awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, faith, trust, thankfulness, and love.  We teach these to our children not just by word but by example. Share Jesus, the greatest gift of all, with your children.

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10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 8:  Thankful for Praise and Worship Music

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 95:2

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

 

Today I am incredibly thankful for worship music and songs. Being able to praise and worship God through song is so uplifting and inspiring. No matter what is going on in my life at that moment, good, bad, indifferent it all just seem to melt away instantly as I begin to focus on God. I feel connected to my Savior, so grateful for His love and mercy and thankful for His presence in my life.  Although I am not gifted with vocal talents, it doesn’t stop me from appreciating those who are and it doesn’t stop me from singing my heart out to the Lord.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.

Obedience is Worship

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Verse of the Day:   1 Samuel 15:22

But Samuel replied: “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

 

Worship is not just what you do in church on Sunday, it’s more than that it’s how you live your life every day.  True worship is being obedient to God and His Word.  It’s not just reading your Bible it’s applying what it says to your life.  A true heart of worship is rooted in obedience and is pleasing to the Lord.

Spirit and Truth

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Verse of the Day:  John 4:23

But the time is coming, indeed it’s here now, when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth.  The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way.

 

God is looking for people who will worship Him with passion, with their heart and soul.  But that’s not all, it must also be in truth.  Truth comes from the certainty in knowing who God is.  The more we know who God is the more genuine our worship becomes.  As you begin to worship God in spirit and in truth you will be transformed by His grace.  Worship changes everything!

Draw Near to God

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Verse of the Day: James 4:8a

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

 

We all need God in our lives, but how do you “draw near to God”?  You draw near to him through prayer, praise and worship.  You need to take the first step by inviting him into your life and start to experience his goodness for yourself.

Worship Over Rituals

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Verse of the Day:  Hosea 6:6

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

 

Rituals and sacrifices have their place in organized religion but it is useless without true worship.  God wants you to have faith in Christ, with repentance for sin.   More than anything he wants you to know him on a personal level and wants you to sincerely love him with all your heart.