Day 20: Worship
Why is it so important for me to praise and worship Jesus?
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Note: Days 20 and 21 are written by Wendy Beckett, my precious wife since 1961.
When believers praise Jesus and sing to Him, is it because God, the King of the universe, needs the worship of human beings? Not really, although we can be sure God delights in our worship. Actually, I find that praise and worship enable me to lift my thoughts from myself to my Savior, Friend and Lord.
When we meditate on His goodness, His amazing love, His sacrificial death for us and His great power in our lives, our natural response is praise and worship. Thankfulness spontaneously wells up within us.
David, Israel’s greatest king, was a worshiper. The Psalms are full of his overflowing heart of thanksgiving and love to the Lord.
- Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Psalm 107:1).
- Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised (Psalm 48:1).
- The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted (Psalm 18:46).
As you go about your daily activities, praise Him for who He is. Tell Him you love Him. Some days you won’t feel so thankful, but the more you praise Him throughout the day, the more you will sense His joy and see things from His perspective. Your daily life will take on a whole new meaning.
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised. How will you praise him throughout your day today?