What is True worship?
True worship is act of giving due honour with extravagant love in total submission. It is the worship that depicts the value we placed on our maker and how important he is in the list of our priorities. It is an act that comes deep down from the heart and is expressed in a lifestyle of holiness. It is different from the worship which is expressed in acknowledgment of what God has done,can do or will do for us.
Most times when we are faced with unpleasant and difficult situations, the last thing to think of will be to Praise but honestly the best way out of it could just be to praise! Praise! Praise!!! and not even Prayer.
When we praise God in difficult times,he comes down and changes things drastically more than praising him when we are happy, for the healing,addition,promotions,deliverance etc.which only means a show of gratitude for what he has done for us ….of course its normal to do so. But praising God when its not convenient shows that we are loyal to him and that he is the most important in our lives who is bigger than our problems and that we trust him enough to take charge of the ugly story and sure,he never let’s us down and significant things happen bringing change and unforgettable moments. Two major changes that we experience are…
1* We are changed the moment we let ourselves go in praise,as we no longer focus on the problems at hand but on God and his awesomeness.
2* It enables us to make ourselves available to hear God’s voice. When we enter into respectful, heartfelt praise and worship,we loose ourselves and nothing mattes again but God and in such state,anything can happen in God’s presence and we can hear him.
God delights to manifest His presence and power to people who are truly praising and worshipping Him. And when His presence and power come, we hear His voice, we see miracles, people are healed, lives are changed, and transformation takes place from the inside out.
When you talk to Him and listen for His voice, we are praying primarily because we want some kind of change or transformation in some area of our lives right? And these may come in different ways….for instance……If you are asking Him to provide a new job, praying for a loved one to come to know the Lord, asking God to reveal Himself more to you and to help you grow in spiritual maturity, praying for the teenager who lives down the street to stop using drugs, those are changes or even if you are asking God to help you not lose your temper so easily, that’s change.
Whatever you are praying for, one of the best ways to start is with praise and worship because they will keep your heart right before God and make a way for you to hear His voice and for changes to take place.
When we praise and worship,God is always moved to do great things for us even when w did not ask.
So will you praise and worship more this year?
Have you experienced any instant miracle during any praise and worship session before either your personal quite time or Congregational ?.
Kindly share your your experiences in the comments.