Day 3: WORSHIP—Are You up to Adore God for Who He is?
'But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.’—Psalm 59:16
('But I will sing of your strength …'—Psalm 59:16): Worship—Photo by NC-Mineral on Unsplash
Don't forget to Worship …
One of the worship songs we sing at Narre Warren Baptist is 'Never Going to Stop Singing'. It reminds me and encourages me to worship every day, no matter what I am facing. Much like David in Psalm 59.
This Psalm was written at a very difficult time in David's life that we can read about in 1Samuel 19:11-12. Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, that he might kill him in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, “If you do not escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.” So Michal let David down through the window, and he fled away and escaped.
Focus on who God is
David is on the run from King Saul and he cries out to the Lord for deliverance, looking to Him to triumph over his enemies. David concludes the Psalm with singing worship! Why? His enemies are not defeated yet. David is still on the run and in fear of his life-why can he sing? Because he chooses to focus on who God is. From verse 16 we are reminded that God is strong; His love is steadfast; He is a fortress—a place of protection and defence and He is a refuge, a shelter and a safe place. No wonder David is singing worship!
Develop a habit of Worship
We know, from reading the Psalms he wrote, that David made a habit of worshipping God for who He is. It is a habit we each should adopt. To spend time everyday in worship, simply focusing on who God is-His attributes. When we are able to do this it lifts the heart and fills us with joy and peace. Whatever we are facing becomes insignificant, compared to all our heavenly Father is.
There are several things we can do to help ourselves worship God for who He is:
Read—Read a Psalm out loud, taking note of the attributes of God it mentions and use that to help you worship Him.
Note Pad—Keep an alphabetised note book and record God's attributes, then during your worship time seek to think of one for each letter of the alphabet.
God's attributes—Highlight God's attributes in your Bible as you read it.
Memorise—Memorise verses, like today's.
Practice—Sing or listen to songs that focus on who God is.
Let's choose everyday to spend time adoring God for who He is!
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