January 7, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional :- DAILY WORSHIP – JOHN 4:24
The next daily activity you must carry out to unlock the power of daily Christianity is worship. This is very simple but very important. Worship is giving expression in words and acts to an internal revelation of God that you have.
Worship is not just singing. Songs are a vehicle to carry worship as a substance to the Father. Don’t sing for singing sake. Worship must always flow from your heart. I like a story I read a long time ago of an event where a young man was asked to recite Psalm 23. He stood up and recited Psalm 23 like an orator. He had proper diction and pronunciation and everybody stood up and gave him a standing ovation. After this, an old missionary was asked to recite Psalm 23 and with a broken voice, the old man recited Psalm 23. By the time he finished, people were on their faces crying. An elderly minister there was asked what the difference between them was; he said the young man knew Psalm 23 but the old missionary knew the Shepherd.
When you sing, don’t aim to sing the song that you know; aim to sing to the God that the song is talking about. That is what makes whatever you do ministry. You don’t read the Bible like a newspaper, you read the Bible like a letter from somebody and ask, “Holy Spirit, what are You saying here?”
You must do worship. Worship is different from praise. Praise is celebrating God for what He can do. Thanksgiving is returning back to God to appreciate Him for what He has done but worship is the highest because it is coming to God for Who He is and not what He has done or what He can do. It is not a function of whether He blesses you or not.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to worship you in spirit and in truth on a daily basis as I draw closer and closer to you. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 16:1-18:15, Matthew 6:1-24, Psalm 7:1-17, Proverbs 2:1-5