Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Devotional on Worship

I received this devotional from a gentleman known as Papa Roy entitled Worship. Enjoy.

Good morning, amazing grace! how sweet the sound!
Responding to greatness!

The writer is expressing his attitude before the Lord in worship and adoration. He is extolling the majesty of God, the Kingship, and the Creator of all mankind. In light of all this, he then goes on to say, "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker." Kneeling and bowing down before the Lord was the most natural thing in the world to do for David. When we kneel before the Lord, we arise differently. We lay our prayers and requests before the Lord in prayer, bowing down before Him and seeking His guidance and help. He sees the humility of our humble heart; He sees our desires and grants our requests. (M. McDonald)

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)

It is this that is to be expressed in worship: praise and thanksgiving to God for the personal knowledge we have of him. He is our God, he is our Maker. We have also come out of a distant relationship into a personal relationship with our God. That ought to awaken the love of our heart. We have experienced his Shepherd's care over us as the sheep of his hand, the people of his pasture. That constitutes worship: singing and praying, not artificially, not perfunctorily, but genuinely expressing praise unto God. (R. Stedman)

The greatness of God is the answer to the smallness of man. When you see great sin and great disappointment or when you have a great burden to carry, remember that you are worshiping a great God. As you kneel before Him, He becomes even greater.

Depending on His grace.
Papa Roy ><> ><> ><>
August 18, 2010
In God we trust

p.s. Papa Roy has a website, but I believe that it has been a year or so since he has updated his devotionals. I can say that what I have read has been encouraging.

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