A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice…
“O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple. As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory. Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice. Let all the towns of Judah be glad because of your justice.” (Psalm 48:9–11, NLT)
Minute after minute, hour after hour, day after day, month after month, year after year God continuously pours out his love on each one of us. God’s love for us is so perfectly timed, powerful, and profound there are times when his touch of love is so gentle we aren’t even aware of it. Yet there are other times when the touch of God’s loves drives us to our knees. There are times when God’s loves makes us feel like a kid at Christmas time. Yet there are also times when God’s love makes us feel like we’ve been ignored by the most important person in our life.
In all this, all God wants us to do is to worship him and him alone! God does not want us to worship what he does or doesn’t do for us. God’s greatest desire for us is that we make him NUMBER ONE and SECOND TO NONE in our lives and the only way we can really do that is through acts of worship.
James MacDonald in his book Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs for, What Every Church Can Be writes, “Worship is the actual act of ascribing worth directly to God. Worshipful actions may do this indirectly, but when the Bible commands and commends worship as our highest expression, it is not talking about anything other than direct, intentional, Vertical outpouring of adoration.” (Pages 168-169, David C. Cook, Kindle Edition)
Come with me and spend a few minutes praising and worshiping God right where you are because, “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!” (Psalm 46:1–3, NLT)
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE!
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And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 NLT)
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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”