First off, Happy New Years!!!
Sitting here in Starbucks writing and reflecting on the fact that nothing renders the feeling of pure joy and wholeness than worshipping God…not my relationship, my studies, my music…nothing. God’s presence is the only place I feel complete 100% of the time. It’s the ultimate recharging station! I’m learning more and more that worship isn’t just that “thing” you do at church and it’s not exclusive to singing and dancing. It’s an everyday posture of gratefulness that reaffirms that whatever life brings, the response is always that God is in control and has a plan for our lives.
So keep worshipping: in the coffee shop when a random thought pass your mind, as you walk down the street and you realize the beauty of the Earth, as you celebrate the accomplishments of others, when you’re extended grace or offered forgiveness, in breath itself, in joy and sorrow, in the simplest of things.
Worship changes how see the world and treat people. It grants more territory to walk in your purpose. Worship utilizes our skills and talents to sustain love, peace and joy in a world that’s in dire need of it.
God’s Word says that if we don’t worship him, that’s cool because the rocks and trees will do it. So, I thank you Lord that we get to praise you and find new reasons everyday to love on you because your mercies are new everyday.
1 Chronicles 16:23-25
23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 25 For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
Psalms 86: 9-10
9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. 10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.