Posted by: Brian Musser | January 26, 2013

Worship God because of His Faithful Love

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 3 Worship (Day 19)

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.

Romans 8:31 – 39

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?  Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.  Who then is the one who condemns?  No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Praise God for his faithful love toward you.  God has been faithful.  He has been faithful throughout history.  He is being faithful to you and His church at this very moment.  God’s faithfulness in the past means that we can rest assured on God’s faithfulness in the future.  As you think about the last 19 days you have been on this devotional journey, how has God shown Himself to be faithful?  Has He answered any specific prayer requests?  Thank Him for those answers.  And then thank Him that you are able to trust for His answers in the future.  Thank God for the shear fact that nothing will separate you from Him, ever, ever!

Watch the following YouTube video by professional musicians Newsboys.  Sing along if you want to but use the words of the song either vocally or mentally to praise God for His faithfulness.

 

After reading the verses and watching the video remember this as you approach the Faithful Lord 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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