By Oke Chinye
Read: PSALM 34
“I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise will continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34: 1).
Worship can become a chore, especially when you have been in the faith for quite some time. It can become something you offer to God because you must. At such times, the heart can be distracted. Many Christians do not even have personal worship times. They only engage in corporate worship during Sunday services.
Personalised worship is a lifestyle; it comes from deep within. When worship is personalised, there are no limits in terms of space, time, or activity. To personalise something means to tailor it to meet an individual’s preferences, needs or specifications. When your worship of God is personalised, you call Him names that depict who and what He means to you, personally. You recall moments of your intimate encounter with Him. You sing songs that express how you have experienced Him, and you use words that reveal your deepest emotions towards Him. Personalised worship is a love offering.
One of the reasons God described David as a man after His own heart was that he knew how to personalise his worship of God. He knew how to express his deepest feelings and yearnings in the place of worship. One time he said, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1–2). Another time he said, “Bless the Lord, o my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Psalm 103:1). Indeed, most chapters in the book of Psalm were expressions of personalised worship to God.
There is a place for corporate worship as well as a place for personalised worship. The bible says, “but the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23). God is looking for you. Why not personalise your worship of Him, today?
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Dcns Oke Chinye, Founder,The Rock Teaching Ministry (TRTM)
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