It’s Wednesday today and time to worship the Lord!
Worship is to reverently honor and give homage to God.
It is an adoring reverence that dedicate to God.
Worship is giving God the best that He has given you.
And we should be careful what we do with the best we have.
Whenever we get a blessing from God, we should give it back to Him as a love-gift.
Take time to meditate and pray before God and offer the blessing back to Him in a deliberate act of worship.
The Importance of Being Grateful
By Dr. Charles Stanley
"We can all agree that some verses are easier to memorize than to practice. And 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 certainly qualifies as one of these passages of Scripture. It says, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
We gladly follow these commands when things are going well, but when the life’s circumstances take a negative turn, we suddenly begin to question the truth of "in everything give thanks."
To understand the importance of being grateful in every circumstance, we must know the answers to two questions: Why are we to give thanks in everything? And how are we to do so? We say our thanks to God not necessarily because we feel grateful, but because it is a command. And the Lord gave the decree because He knew that expressing gratitude keeps us continually aware of His presence. God allows painful situations into our life for a reason, and our gratitude motivates us to look for that purpose. In addition, a grateful attitude makes us aware of our dependence upon God and consequently builds our trust in Him.
The Holy Spirit gives Christians the strength for impossible tasks. He enables each of us to become the person the Lord wants us to be and to do the work He wants done. Even if we do not have one single logical reason to say thank you, the Spirit of God empowers us to express gratitude. When we understand the why and the how, God provides the means for us to declare thanks in everything. That is a victory worth the battle."
This is post is part of Wednesday Worship series.