Posted by: Brian Musser | January 24, 2013

Worship Jesus because of His Sacrifice for Us

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 3 Worship (Day 17)

The goal of this devotional is to develop the spiritual disciplines and habits over the next 35 days that will allow the PEACE of Jesus Christ to change our lives for the better.  Is that what you want?  Are you willing to join me in the journey?

As we continue to develop our daily conversation with God we are going to spend this week talking about worship as a daily practice.  A friend of mine (Michael “Hair” Kelley) once defined worship as “letting God know that we know who He is.”  Worship should be something that describes our every day and every moment.  We should live our lives in the proper attitude toward God which is worship but having a daily time to remind ourselves of that attitude is essential for it to change from the way we should be to the way we are.  Worship can be divided into to larger categories.  Praising God for who He is and thanking God for what He has done.

For the next seven days we are going to look at verse from the Bible that suggest something we should praise God for.  These passages may start to get a little bit longer than the verses we’ve been looking at up to this point.  As we develop the habit of our daily conversation with God the extent and depth of our conversation should develop as well.  Then, since this is an online devotional, I am going to take advantage of the resources available to us and include a YouTube clip of a worship song or poem. If you know the song feel free to sing along but if you don’t listen and/or read the lyrics as worship to God.  Not knowing your music preference, I have been intentionally ecletic in some of my choices. To end things use the Scripture and video to add to your personal prayer conversation with God.

Rev. 5:9-10,12-13

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.   You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”  In a loud voice they were saying:  “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”  “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!

Jesus Christ is the Lamb that was slain.  The idea of the lamb is that Jesus was the sacrifice for our sins.  He died for our sins so that we did not have to.  Through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection we can have forgiveness of our sins and a restored relationship with God.  If you have that new life through Christ take a moment to thank Him and praise Him.  For He is the only one to have  died for your sins and was the only who could have died for your sins.   Jesus’ death for you is the only way for you to live.  Spend some time praising God for His sacrifice.

Watch the following YouTube video by Christian Hip/Hop artists Trip Lee featuring LeCrae.  Sing along if you want to but use the words of the song either vocally or mentally to praise God for sending His only son Jesus to die for your sins.

After reading the verses and watching the video remember this as you approach your savior and redeemer in prayer.

  1. Praise God for who He is.
  2. Ask God to forgive us of our sins.
  3. Ask God to bless us.
  4. Ask God to bless others.
  5. Thank God for the good things He has done for us.
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