Psalm 139: 7-10
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
At a concert, the band plays and the crowd roars, crazy excited over a favorite song or artist, the light show and the huge sound. An orchestra finishes playing Stravinsky and the audience applauds cheering Bravissimo! God’s glory shines brightly around us day after day. His strength is unexplainable, immortal, invisible. Worship today by raising your hands in thanks over all He’s done in your life. Stand and shout “Bravo” for the King of kings!
1st Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Does God expect a thank you for everything? What thankful words can we find when life is overwhelmingly confusing, tragic, or painful? Sometimes there are no words. But in the Bible, God does promise that He knows His plans for us; plans to prosper, not to harm but to give hope and a future.
Whatever your situation today, try giving thanks, not necessarily for the moment, but for the greater things He has in store.
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
A good deed is its own reward is a proverb that means feeling good about acting out of kindness toward someone is return enough. Jesus went a step further though and pointed out that those who see our kindnesses can be influenced by what we do and in addition might just be changed forever. Worship fully today by letting your light shine. Make a difference for someone by doing good. And yes, small things matter.
God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
We go to work. Is that worshiping God? Yes, it can be. What about singing in church? Perhaps, although it’s a bit disturbing to think that it wouldn’t be. But the truth is that it all depends upon our hearts and where we direct our work and thoughts. If we’re not pointing our hearts heavenward then we’re just going through the motions. Worship God in spirit and in truth today by directing everything to Him.