by Sis. Kim McDougal
Worshipping God goes so much further than thanking Him. Oh, nothing wrong at all with, “thank you Father for the food I eat”, “thank you Father for a place to stay.” But worship is “Father, I love you because you’re Holy, you are an awesome God, I lift your name on high, you are ever present with us, thank you God for your Holy Spirit that’s inside me…” Even singing praises to Him for He is holy…all is worship. During worship, we’re not bringing a long list of concerns before Him. We’re expressing our deep love for who He is and what He’s done by becoming our beloved Savior. I love to worship Him and not just in Sunday morning service, but when I’m at home or driving in the car. I love to sing songs to Him for He has done more for me anyone ever could. He literally snatched me out of the darkness and put me in His light and now I am truly free to live. No longer and I’m bound in drugs, heavy metal music, lovers who never intended to give their life to the Lord, self-destructive habits, suicide, depression, and anger. I am free from these horrible habits and I can worship the Lord forever.
What has the Lord done for you? Worship Him. If you feel like He hasn’t done anything for you…look around then…you’re alive to see the sun or the rain. You can hear the birds chirping, you can walk today, you can talk to someone today, you can give God thanks for protecting you throughout the night. There are things God does we’re not even aware of sometimes. Thank Him for loving you. He does love you. Life may not be fair and God never promised it would be, but what He did promise was He would with you even to the end of the age. That’s more than enough for me to worship Him. One day we’ll get to see Him for ourselves, the Holy One, the Prince of Peace.