January 8, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional :- WORSHIP MAKES YOU THANKFUL TO GOD EVEN FOR SEEMINGLY SMALL THINGS – JOHN 4:24
To a lot of people, God is good because good things are happening in their lives. However, God is good because He is good and worship is worshipping Him for who He is. A man that worships God consistently will not find it difficult to thank God. Many people today, including ministers tend to take a lot of divine doings for granted because they feel they haven’t seen too much of God.
The devil wants us to come to a place that we take undue privileges for granted, and this happens because we are not spending time with God. When you spend time with God on a daily basis, you will be so conscious of His activities, His presence, and His doings in your life. When you spend time with God you see things that you can thank God for.
The devil can always handle each of us on our own but he can’t handle the God in us. The devil can’t handle the glory of God in our lives but he wants to separate us from that glory by keeping us from things that service that glory. That is why we must get into worship as the highest expression of our relationship with God. When it is worship time, don’t get carried away with the songs and the lyrics; let the lyrics strike your soul and then take it into the presence of God.
In our church, people are free to come before the altar during worship. Every child of God should be free to do whatever his heart is moving him to do in the presence of his Father. The Father gave us a born-again spirit. The Bible calls Him the Father of spirits (Hebrews 12:9b). So, every time you come to the presence of the Father as a believer, your spirit wants to express itself to the Father. Strive to make thanking God for anything He does for you a habit, no matter how small or insignificant the event, it’s never too extreme to thank God for it.
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 18:16-19:38, Matthew 6:25-7:14, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 2:6-15