Fasting | Day 13
Prayer, spending time in God's Word and participating in church are three major steps in your return to Jesus. The next major step is daily times of personal worship.
The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. (the worship of God) reverence, veneration, adoration, glorification, exaltation
Show reverence and adoration for a deity; honor with religious rites
When we allow the cares of this world and distractions of this age to become more important than spending time with Him, we allow the Enemy to get a foothold, and His Presence lifts. He didn't leave us; we left Him. In order to create an atmosphere that attracts His Presence, we must be washed in the Blood and washed in His Word. Our worship attracts our Father; He's comfortable in the atmosphere of true worship from our hearts. No one can praise or worship Him for us. Our worship is special and unique to us and comes from our personal relationship with Him. He demands of us a holy and undefiled lifestyle to be able to come into His Presence and to hear His still, small voice. The seraphim covered their face, which represents humility. They covered their feet, which represents a separated, consecrated walk. With two wings they flew, which represented worship lifting us up out of the miry clay to see things from His perspective.
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord , high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.' " Isaiah 6:1-3
There are so many tools today to help you declare your love and adoration to your God. But music isn't a requirement for worship. Many are not moved by music and can feel alienated from our church worship services when we confine worship to the songs we sing. Worship, as you can see from the definition, is expressing 'reverence and adoration' which can be done in word AND deed without ever singing a word. Whether you express this through music, in word or in deed, it is a critical part of our relationship with a Holy God. And it is a required element of our faith and standing before a worthy God.
Think About It
- Explain your understanding of worship before you started this fast.
- Has your understanding changed as a result of this Bible Study? If yes, how?