Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 10 - Come Worship

It was a warm summer afternoon. Fifty people gathered together to celebrate. The food, and laughter and music flowed. It was their 25th wedding anniversary and love was still in the air! They were more than willing to give credit to their God who had held them through the storms of life and kept their love and their home intact when life could have done otherwise. The afternoon was filled with songs that gave praise to their God and pointed to His strength and power. Worship filled the afternoon.

As I listened I knew…here was an important key to life. Worship is the avenue that brings God’s presence and His perspective to the joys and challenges of life and love. Worship is a key that can unlock doors in our hearts and in our homes.

But how does it work? What is worship? As we walk the uneven path of life, worship is the act of coming humbly before the God of the Universe with respect and submission. It is declaring who our God is and what He can do… and it changes our perspective. It draws our focus off our circumstances and ourselves and places it right back on our God. Worshipping who our God is revives hope beyond ourselves. It is a conscious and deliberate act that changes the heart. It’s a call to you today…listen…

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.” Psalm 95: 6 & 7

If you are struggling today in a hard spot in life choose to turn your focus off your circumstance and onto God. Begin to thank Him for who He is. It will change your heart.

  • He is the same God who parted the waters of the sea to make a way for His people when there was no way.
  • He is the same God who helped young David slay a giant against all odds.
  • He is the same God who made the widow’s oil replenish in her jar over and over in her time of need.

Read the stories of His power. Use praise music to wash the dust off your heart. Take out a promise from His Word that was once dear to your heart and ask Him to refresh your faith. Don’t be shy to kneel down by your couch or bed. Tell Him you feel worn and weary and you need Him to be the strength of your heart and life. You are part of the flock under His care today. Lift your eyes off of you and onto Him. He is our hope!

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Today I choose, in spite of my feelings, to worship You. Thank you that You are my Maker and You know everything about me. Thank you that You are the same God who made a way for Your children where there was no way. Today I lift my eyes up from my circumstances and place them on You. Be my help and my strength. Thank you that I am under Your care today. I choose to focus on You. Change my heart from one of worry and stress to one of faith and confidence in You. I love You Lord.
In Jesus name Amen.