Where Is Your God?

Scripture Day and night I have only tears for food while my enemies continually taunt me, saying, “Where is this God of yours?” ~Psalm 42:3, NLT Quote We need the closet of private prayer, but we also need to experience the presence of God in corporate worship. ~Alton H. McEachern We believe that the Psalmist was an…

Fake Worship

Scripture “Quit your worship charades. I can’t stand your trivial religious games: Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—I can’t stand one more! Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them! You’ve worn me out! I’m sick of your religious observance while you go right on sinning. When you put on your next prayer-performance, I’ll be looking the other way.” ~Isaiah 1:13-14, MSG…

Bless ME Father!

Scripture “Oh my father, bless me, too!” ~Genesis 27:38 Quote The one aim of the call of God is His satisfaction or pleasure. ~Oswald Chambers A part of the fall is the curse of sin and death but along with that is our vanity. We humans are vain. We are self-centered to the core. When…

Rejoice–It’s An Order

Scripture Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob… this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob. ~Psalm 81:1,4, NIV Quote We fail to worship because our minds are attached to useless things. If is impossible to worship God when our mind is not…

Levitical Worship

Scripture Every morning and evening, the Levites are to give thanks to the Lord and sing praises to him. ~I Chronicles 23:30, CEV Quote Any man on this earth who is bored with worship of Jesus is not ready for heaven. ~A.W. Tozer King David organized and mobilized the Levites: he put them to work. As Moses…

Preparing For Worship

Scripture The food that you put into your mouth doesn’t make you unclean and unfit to worship God. The bad words that come out of your mouth are what make you unclean.” ~Matthew 15:11, CEV Quote God’s purpose in redemption is to make worshipers out of rebels ~A.W. Tozer I was reading Matthew 15 in…

Celebrate Jesus

Scripture But the righteous are glad; they rejoice before God and celebrate with joy. ~Psalm 68:3, CSB Quote Without authentic worship, we go about miserable. ~A.W. Tozer I first noticed the word ‘Celebrate’ when I read the Contemporary English version some 15-20 years ago. Every time I read a new translation, I come across things I have not noticed previously.…

Extravagant Worship

Scripture A banquet was prepared in Jesus honor, Martha served, Lazarus sat at the table with Jesus. Mary took a jar of costly perfume made from essence of nard, and anointed Jesus feet with it and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with fragrance. ~John 12:2-3, LNT Quote The highest form of…

Sovereign Majesty

Scripture The voice of the LORD echoes above the sea. The God of glory thunders. The LORD thunders over the mighty sea.  ~Psalm 29:3 Quote “Unless men see the beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.” ~John Owens Psalm 29 was written by David who witnessed the awesome…

Scripture Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me. I will not accept a bull from your house, or goats from your folds. ~Psalm 50:8-9, NRSV Quote The dearest idol I have known, whatever that idol be, help me tear it from Thy throne and worship only Thee. ~William…