You and I were created for praise and worship.
We will worship someone or something and that is never more clear than it is at Christmas time.
Between gifts and gatherings, specials featuring celebrities, and celebratory indulging . . . we can be tempted to worship the creation more than we worship the Creator.
But God’s Word proclaims…
Worship Him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the springs of water.”Revelation 14:7b
So today, I’d like to share some posts, verses, and quotes to help us all set our hearts and minds on worshipping the One who made us and saved us!
Jesus began the 10 Commandments by telling His children 1) to worship God and put nothing else ahead of Him and 2) to not make an idol of any kind.
Yet, the enemy of our souls is constantly and consistently tempting us to focus our love, energy, and devotion on the things God gives us not on Him.
Jesus gave His followers 3 basic ways to honor God with our worship. Find out more here.
Jesus said that true worshippers would worship God in spirit and in truth. But what exactly did He mean?
We took a closer look and found 4 important ways you and I can worship God the way Jesus’ commanded.
Worshipping God in spirit and truth means to worship Him with both heart and head and comes from both knowing God and loving Him.
But how? What can you and I do to both know and love God?
Click here to read more about worshipping God in Spirit and in Truth.
It is not where we worship that counts, but how we worship. Is your worship genuine and true? Do you have the Holy Spirit’s help?
And how does the Holy Spirit help us worship?
[He] prays for us (Romans 8:26), teaches us the words of Christ (John 14:26), and tells us we are loved (Romans 5:5) (LABN).
Knowing we are loved . . . having Jesus’ example and the Spirit’s help gives us what we need to worship God every day.
Join me here to lift up prayers of praise and worship.
We may understand the Sunday morning part of worship but the lifestyle part is harder, isn’t it? So many things get in the way of our making worship part of every day.
Worry and Anxiety
… All the consequences of sin!
I want my life to be the kind of worship offering Paul wrote about…
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Romans 12:1–2 (MSG) Click here to read more.
The truth is, followers of Jesus worship because the Bible tells us…
This is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure His greatness. (Psalm 145:3)
Let’s pray and praise and worship the One who is worthy!
A Prayer of Praise and Worship
Father God, my Creator, You are worthy of all my praise and worship! Lord Jesus, my Savior, You are worthy of all my praise and worship. Spirit of God, my Helper, You are worthy of all my praise and worship.
You give me everything I need each day to KNOW, LOVE, and TRUST You. You guide me to PRAISE and WORSHIP You. So, I will rejoice in You and lift up Your holy name. (Psalm 97:12) I will serve You with gladness. (Psalm 100:2) I will sing Your praise with a joyful heart. (Psalm 95:1) I will tell others the wonderful things You do. (Psalm 71:17) And I will proclaim the truth of Your promises. (Psalm 78:4)
For all my life forever and always I will praise and worship Your holy name. Thank you for forgiving me, for saving me, and for promising me a forever future in Your presence. I give myself to You, please use me for Your glory. Amen.
Praise the Lord for the glory of His name; worship the Lord because He is holy.Psalm 29:2 (NCV)
Quotes to Inspire Your Praise and Worship
“To truly love and worship our holy God, we must embrace and rejoice in the reality that He is totally different from us, totally separate from us, and purer than anything we know.” ~Adrien Siegel, at Desiring God Blog
Come, let us worship and bow down.Psalm 95:6–7
Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
for He is our God.
We are the people He watches over,
the flock under His care.
“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” ~William Temple
So we praise God for the glorious grace He has poured out on us who belong to His dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.Ephesians 1:6–7
May God bless you with joy and a hear of praise and worship now and forever.
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