Real worship can come from a broken heart, or a contrite spirit. Tonight it came from out of no where.
Worship isn’t the amount of money you put in the offering plate, or the number of times you stay in the nursery. It’s not the slow song the choir sings. These may be acts of worship, but do not define what true worship is. Webster defines worship: to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission.
Tonight, during our practice for our service on Sunday, we honored God with extravagant love and extreme submission. It was one of the most worshipful times I’ve experienced. I wish everyone could have been there.
God promises us He will come when we worship Him:
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness;
tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved;
he will judge the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them;
let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his faithfulness.
He was there tonight. I prayed, and am still praying that the Holy Spirit will lead this Sunday as He led tonight. As I was singing, (or crying/singing), I closed my eyes and could see God’s people filled with His Spirit, and worshiping along side us.
Thank you, God, for who You are, and for what you are doing in my life, and in the lives of others around me. Fill us, use us, lead us. Show us the extravagant love, that we might give to You our extreme submission.
See you all on Sunday!
Please choose a house of worship this Sunday, to experience love like you never have before, and offer that same love back to Him.