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Hebrews 13:15-16
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.




Professional musicians know that a symphonic work isn’t just a musical blueprint. Each note played selflessly, contributes to a living, breathing composition, meant to embrace the listener and honor the author from which it came. We might think of our lives in the same way; every selfless act for someone, a worship service meant to embrace them while honoring the Author of our faith. What does your worship service look like today? God’s composition waits.


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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.


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Matthew 5:16

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.


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John 4:24

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.


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Psalm 127:1-2

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.  Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors. For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.





Charles Spurgeon, a well-known speaker who lived during the mid to late 19th century, had this to say; “Faith brings calm with it, and banishes the disturbers who both by day and by night murder peace.” Living life requires that we do our part. We’re responsible to harvest the fruits of our labor – but the above scripture reminds us that we needn’t worry because, even in our sleep, God provides. Rest easy in Him.



Psalm 13:5-6

But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me.




Throughout the Bible, there are amazing examples of those who made it a point to praise God, even in the face of adversity. Daniel prayed.  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego stood firm in a fiery furnace.  Job, after losing everything, fell to his knees and worshipped. You might be facing some really tough things today. Don’t let them have the upper hand in your life. Worship the King of kings and there you’ll find great blessing.




Psalm 2:8

“Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”




The famous actor, Anthony Hopkins, once explained, “If we have the vision to do something, then the moving parts to make it a reality have already been set in motion. We simply need to catch up.” Surely God knows what you see. Worship today by asking Him to truly align your heart with His. Believe that He’s already put the moving parts in motion for the vision He’s given you. Now, without hesitation, catch up!



1st Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.




Most of Nashville’s studios and publishing houses are passed by without notice, operating in what appear to be homes, tucked away, hidden from view. However, behind the scenes are the moving parts that help change the world one song at a time. It can often seem like the good we do for others goes unnoticed. But take heart. God is behind the scenes using your good to change the world one act at a time.




EXODUS 14: 11-12

11 Then they said to Moses, “Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.





Did you ever think “If I could just go back, yesterday was better.”  The Israelites thought so as God took them from Egypt by way of the wilderness. This route made no sense to them. They couldn’t see that it was the one which, ultimately, would lead to their freedom. Sometimes, our journeys can be unimaginably arduous. Worship today by standing strong and staying the course. God is leading you to a much better tomorrow.






Proverbs 18:21

The tongue has the power of life and death.




Bob sat across the table from me, his newspaper covering all but the top of his forehead. He read aloud. “Full-time worship leader wanted.” His eye caught mine. “You can do that”, he said, and I believed him. That was the day my ministry career began. What we say matters. Worship by using your words to encourage. Ask God for eloquence in speech. With Just one phrase you could make a profound difference for someone.