Posted by: Brian Musser | January 28, 2013

Worship God with Others

35 Days Toward PEACE – Week 3 Worship (Day 21)

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.

Psalm 150

1 Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.


We are able to Worship God individual and quietly by ourselves.  Our entire lives should be focused around bringing God the glory He deserves.  Throughout the last seven days we have concentrated on our own private expression of worship to God daily through our daily conversation with Him.  However; something powerful and moving happens when followers of Jesus gather together in Worship.  Hopefully, this week you have been able to participate in the worship of God with like-minded Christians.  Usually this happens in the context of the Sunday worship service but not always.  Also, as you participate in a large group worship experience use those private times of praise and thanksgiving to fuel it.  Remember the things throughout the week that you have worshiped God for.  Bring your answered prayers before the Lord in the midst of the congregation.

Watch the following YouTube video by professional musician Fred Hammond.  Sing along if you want to but use the words of the song either vocally or mentally to praise God.

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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