“Worship means to praise a holy entity,” according to ask.com. “It is a form of prayer that involves dedication and faith toward a religious belief.” The words of Jesus in John 4:24 remind us, “God is spirit and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.” This type of worship or adoration of God is spontaneous, from the emotional desire to show favor to God, not structured, mandated, or confined to a geographical location, but coming from the heart.
Our veneration of God is a response to our love for Him. Worshipper Moses explained it in Deuteronomy 6:4: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” True worship must encompass all our energy and passion. God alone is worthy of our worship and praise; it’s a right reaction to our Creator, Provider, Redeemer, and Savior.
Why should we worship God? Not only is worship a response to God’s love, but it’s good for us! True worship buffers us from the cares of this world and gives us a glimpse of eternity. When we worship God and give Him praise in advance of His answers, we invite His presence into our circumstances. Psalm 22:3 (KJV) reminds us, “He inhabits the praise of His people.”
So praise God in the midst of life’s trials and worship Him for who He is, not just for what He has done for us. This brings opportunities to reverence Him, and when this happens, we experience a glimpse of eternity and hope for our future. Let’s worship God today! Psalm 145:2–3 says, “Great is the Lord and worthy of praise. His greatness no one can fathom. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, I will meditate on your wonderful works.” O come, let us adore Him.
“Lord, I choose to worship you before I do anything else today. I love you and praise you, and with everything I am, I glorify you. In Jesus’ name, amen.”