Word 4U Today




“Worship was rocking this morning!” Ehrmm. Ever cringed when someone’s said that? The “Verse of the Day” puts it in a different light. Rocks worshipping. And you might also have also sung about trees clapping their hands, or mountains bowing down. What does it all mean?

All of creation is designed to show how worthy God is of praise.

Because it shows how much worth God deserves; it ‘worships’ (‘worth’-ship) Him just by existing, and doing what it’s supposed to do as a rock or a tree or a whatever. And as His followers, we follow suit. Just by existing as people of God, we worship God. ‘Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice’ (Psalms 141:2 NKJV). It’s pretty much what you were made for: worshipping God is core to being part of God’s creation.

One final story, to look up if you feel like it. At one point in history, the Philistines had taken the Ark of the Covenant from God’s people. The ark was the presence of God for His people, then. When they lost that, they lost everything

. Without inviting God’s presence to be with you and fill you up, worship becomes dry. And probably half-hearted. Now, we don’t have time for the full story. But what happened when they got the Ark of the Covenant back? ‘David and all the Israelites were celebrating with all their might before God, with songs and with harps, lyres, timbrels, cymbals and trumpets.’ (1 Chronicles 13:8 KJV)

What Now?

Ask God to gift you with His presence next time you’re about to start singing at church (or whenever you do worship, like when you run, or take a hike, or just sit in awe of His creation).

Verse of the Day:

‘…If they keep quiet, the stones will cry out’ Luke 19:40 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

June 7th, 2014

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