Dear Heavenly Father, please fill me with your Spirit. Cleanse my heart of all unrighteousness. Help me to see who You are. Father, help me to let go of all those things inside of me that are holding me back from truly worshiping you. Let me find You today. Let me come before you with a broken spirit and a humble heart. Help me to trust You always. In Jesus Precious Holy Name I pray, amen.
Why do we worship God?
The Bible says:
“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Revelation 4:10 -11
God is worthy of our worship because He is our Creator. He made you. Have you ever wondered why God created you? He wanted a friend. He created you because he loves you. The Bible tells us that God knew you before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Psalm 139: 1- 18:
O LORD, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
Did you notice that? The Bible says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! How awesome is it to think that God actually wants to be my friend! Think about it, God is God.He can do anything He wants to do. And what He wants the most is to be my friend! He wants to be your friend, too!
One of the greatest lessons I ever learned was that no matter how wretched I think I am, how much I mess things up, or how much I wish I could change, God’s grace is much bigger than I.
In the beginning we are told of God’s beautiful creation. We read in Genesis that God spoke and a world was born. He looked around and saw that everything was good. No matter how much beauty we see in this world today, that beauty is always tainted by sin. Yet, when God created this world, that very first week, nothing was marred. Nothing was wilted, dying, or dried up. Instead, the world was full of lush goodness. Everything He formed had His mark of love.
God was not content with simply creating a beautiful world full of living things. He wanted more than that. He wanted you and I. And so on the sixth day of His work, God fashioned a man. He created that man, Adam, in His own image – that man might have His likeness. He created that man to be His friend. He wanted to have a relationship with him. He wanted this man to enjoy the created world and to be happy. God created man and, for man’s own happiness, He created a woman, Eve, to be his companion.
John 4:19 says, “We love Him because He first loved us.”
Notice, it does not say, “He loves us only if we love Him first.” God loves us no matter what. He never gives up on us. His love is everlasting.
Jeremiah 31:3 says, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you.”
We worship God because He is our Creator. We worship Him because He is the One who is worthy of our worship. We worship God because of His everlasting love.
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