Think a Minute:
Have you ever thought about the power of worship? I cannot count the number of times I have gone to church and sung songs of worship and praise along with the other folks there, and in the process I felt the hardness of my heart soften, my negative attitude change, and pure joy rise up within me. Actually, the purest joy I have had is in bringing worship to the God who loves me! When in church, and God’s people bring praise to the Lord, there is much power and beauty there. Personal worship of God is also powerful. Here are a couple verses from the Psalms to consider:
“Bless the Lord, O my souls; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” (Psalm 103:1)
“Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).
My friends, whenever you feel overwhelmed by what you are carrying, go before God in praise and worship and He will take your burden away. When you can’t take another step, or feel you cannot do what you need to do; it’s probably because you are trying to do it in your own strength. The more you know of God, the more you will want to worship Him. In fact, you will not be able to stop yourself! Remember: Praise strengthens and transforms your soul. It takes away fear and doubt. It releases the power of God in your life and destroys the enemy’s plans. Make worship a daily ritual with the Lord and it will put up a protective covering over you through which the enemy cannot penetrate. Here is a prayer for all of us to pray:
“Lord, I enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise. I worship You as the almighty, all-powerful God of heaven and earth, and the Creator of all things. I praise You for your love that liberates me and makes me whole. Pour Your love into me so that it overflows to others and glorifies You in the process. I praise You for Your Holy Spirit, Who leads and comforts me. Let my worship of You always be pleasing in Your sight. You alone are worthy of all my praise and I exalt You above all else. In Jesus’ Name I pray… Amen and Amen!”
Pastor Rob Pesola