Thursday, December 13, 2012


It has been ten weeks now since the day we started a series of this lesson on Praise and Worship! It has been a wonderful time for me personally and I have learnt a lot.

Today we are going to cover the two questions
  1. Where should worship God? and
  2. What God wants the most, worship or a worshiper?
We have churches and there are times when we go to places have concerts of praise and worship, we go fellowships and other areas.
I can say that, worship depends on the heart of the worshiper, from the heart of the worshiper is where we get true worship.

We read from John 4:21
"Jesus declared, "Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.

We worship God in His presence! It does not matter where but in His presence. We are supposed to walk in God's presence. God created us in a way that He wants us to live in His presence in each and every moment of our lives, not to meet Him only at church or at a certain place but He wants us to walk with Him. That is why worship is an attitude of the heart. God expects our worship to come from the inside out.

Saying that, does not really mean that we should not have local churches because the bible tells us from the book of Hebrews chapter 10 verse 25  "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching." NIV

When we come to the next question, that is what God wants the most, worship or a worshiper? If we get back to the gospel of John chapter 4 verse 23

"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.NIV

God is concerned more about the worshiper, He wants us to be true worshipers. If He wanted more of worship other than the worshiper, then He could be pleased even with the false worshipers. But God is more concerned about our relationship with Him. He wants to be God to us, our God.

If you read from the book of Isaiah 29 verse 13 it says
 "The Lord says:

"These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship of me
is made up only of rules taught by men."

God is not pleased with just mere worship, He wants us to be close to Him, Praise God!!
We should seek to get closer to God and not just offering worship as some kind of a routine.

                                       TO BE CONTINUED.....!!! 

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