An Attitude of Worship
Have you ever seen a child lift their hands to you wanting to be held? Have you ever heard them sincerely say thank you for something you’ve given them? Does it warm your heart when they crawl into your lap unsolicited just to spend time with you?
When my children do these things it makes me feel like a million bucks! I feel like they think I’m worth something or the most important person in the world!
Did you know when you do these same things to the Lord; lift your hands to Him or tell Him thank you for what He’s doing in your life, it makes Him feel great? When you desire to be in His presence it makes Him feel important and worth something. He should feel important to you He is awesome! He is the one who with just his voice spoke the world and universe and cosmos into being, yet he is interested in the smallest and most intimate details of your life.
Have you heard the phrase “There’s nothing too big for our God”? Well I’m going to tell you there’s nothing too small for our God either. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing a situation that seems larger than life or something that is a small hurdle God wants to help you overcome it all! He loves you that much. The key to finding resolve in so many of life’s circumstances is to stay in the right frame of mind, but even more than that to stay in an attitude of worship.
Maybe you’re not familiar with that word. Maybe you don’t know what worship is. Just for clarification, worship is not singing songs at church or a certain style or genre of music. It’s a state of the heart and mind towards God. The word worship means to show someone his or her worth. We know that there is no one and nothing that can compare to our God. He is awesome! He deserves our thanks our love our admiration our everything!
When times are tough so often we forget the good things God has given us or done for us and we tend to focus on what we see in front of us. We begin to magnify the negatives around us and let that consume our thoughts and even our actions but when we begin to look at things differently our circumstances will change. God promises us in His word that praise always precedes the victory!
In ancient biblical times the army of Israel would send singers, dancers and musicians out to face the enemy’s army before they would send out their warriors! To our natural minds that doesn’t seem logical but in the supernatural realm that is the way it works. When all odds are against us and we’re facing our biggest enemies; fear, depression, anxiety, doubt, anger, frustration whatever it is, we can rise above it through praise and worship to our God.
When we worship God it magnifies His greatness it brings into focus who He is; faithful, righteous, good, holy, honest and it diminishes the negative junk we’re facing. I love that! Don’t look at what the enemy is trying to cram down your throat! Don’t just sit back and believe you have to accept it! Start thanking God for bringing you through it. Start telling God how grateful you are for all the good things He’s brought into your life and watch your circumstances turn around.
The bible encourages us to come to the Lord as little children. Reach up to your heavenly Father and ask him to hold you, tell Him thanks for loving you, providing for you, keeping you safe. Get into His presence, listen to some music that encourages your spirit, read His word the New Testament is a great way to get to know the Lord. Most of all tell the Lord in your own words how you feel about Him, He's waiting to hear from you.