By Oke Chinye
Read: Psalm 103:1-22
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24).
orship is the feeling or expression of reverence for a deity, in this case GOD. It is the fervent esteem or adoration paid to God. When you worship, you adore, adulate, honor, praise oridolize Him. True worship is a lifestyle. It is spontaneous and continuous; it cannot be rehearsed. It is all encompassing expressed in our emotions, attitudes, thoughts, desires, words, and actions.
Worship is humanity stripping away every pretense and revealing her deep need for a divine God. Worship is the meeting place of humanity in all weakness and divinity in all power and might. It is therefore a strategy for warfare. Worship guarantees victory over the battles of life. In 2 Chronicles 20, the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir came waged war against Judah. Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah began to praise and worship God. God set ambushes for their enemies, and they began to destroy one another. God took over the battle, so Judah did not need to fight. Worship is a warfare strategy that neutralizes the bitter taste of fear and hopelessness. When you are confused, worship. When you are afraid worship. When in lack, worship. When you are at the end of the rope, worship.
The subject of our worship; God, is a wonder, and He does great things that are past finding out and wonders without number (Job 9:10). Psalm 103:3-6 says, “Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
When we worship, God leaves His throne and comes down to inhabit our worship and praise. And guess what, He does not come empty handed, He brings provision, healing, and deliverance. Exodus 23:25-28 says “Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run”. Psalm 22:3-5 says “But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. they cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed”.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Dcns Oke Chinye, Founder of The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM).
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