Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His Name. Psalm 100:4
God delights in our worship. He responds to our thanksgiving and expressions of gratitude. It’s so important for us to incorporate the daily habit of worshiping the Father throughout the day.
There are choirs in Heaven made up of angels and the redeemed who are continually before God’s throne singing songs of praise and shouting declarations of His Glory.
Can you imagine the sound? Voices lifted up in unison glorifying His Name in spirit and in truth? I bet it rocks the house down!
But today I realized that MY praise and thanksgiving is distinctly audible to Him.
Wow! That is a sobering thought.
I am not lost in the crowd. My worship counts and it delights the Father. My gratitude connects us in a way that goes deep. He is near and I experience His blessing.
It’s so simple and the benefits are so great. Why do I make it so hard? Why do I allow the distractions of this life to keep me from something that is so rewarding?
Worship can happen in a moment; in an instant. It doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple acknowledgment of His greatness when we see a beautiful sunset. A “thank you, Lord” when we receive an unexpected blessing or when the Holy Spirit whispers direction in a time of need. We can stop, just for a moment, and tell Him He’s awesome. We can thank Him for His Goodness. We can acknowledge His Lordship over all creation. And we can tell Him there is none like Him, He has no equal, no competition for our love and hearts.
John 4:23 – Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
“Father, help me to always be the kind of worshiper You seek.”