Worship by Pastor Don Moore
Worship is praising God, thanking Him for what He has done, thanking Him for who He is.
Your personal experience determines the type of praiser you are. The woman who worshipped at the feet of Jesus suffered much and was very grateful.
If you have pride you do not have much of an attitude of gratitude. We don’t want to be like the Scribes and the Pharisees.
You cannot perfectly keep the law – if you sin once (even a tiny sin) you have broken the whole covenant.
We can look at the Scriptures through the eyes of Christ and see who we are. We definitely know what God has delivered us from.
Luke 17:11-12 Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.
In the mirror of our experience we can look at ourselves and realize we are like these lepers, unclean because of our sins. They stood afar off, from a distance There was someone within their view that could do something about who they were, and Jesus can do something about who we are. Leprosy is a systematic disease, and parts of the body get hurt, infected and ultimately fall off – sin is the same way in our lives. When we sin we lose parts of ourselves.
Luke 17:13-16 And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.
Only one came back and worshipped Jesus after he was cleansed from leprosy.
Luke 17:17 So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?
Where were the other 9?
Luke 17:18-19 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
We need to find time to focus on God in praise and worship. Sometimes we get out of order and forget service to the Lord. We can be far more effective if we get in order and put praise and worship first.
Our gifts and talents won’t get us far unless we are using them for God. If we use them in our own power and strength and rely on them, it will only lead us to self destruction.and if we are in leadership we can be taking everyone down with us.
Having a scab does not mean that we are not healed from our problem. The scab reminds us that we were healed. Focus on how far God has brought us.
We can look at our lives as if they are a video. We can put them on fast forward and see God from afar off, or we can put it in slow motion and watch the power of God, and see where He was in the midst of the trials we faced. We need to find where God was in our pasts, reach down and pull that memory of God’s wonderful power in our lives and use that to worship Him, thanking Him for what He has done in our lives.
What a God we serve!!!!
Praying your day is blessed!
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