There’s no better way to start the week than by filling up with God’s Word. So each Monday morning join me here to take a brief, but reflective look into a passage of Scripture.
I know what’s happening in heaven right now. Every creature is worshiping the Creator. The four living creatures covered with eyes and the twenty-four elders dressed in white are leading all of heaven’s citizens in grand and glorious worship of the One who sits on the throne.
God gave the Apostle John a glimpse of heaven and John recorded the scene for us in the book of Revelation.
And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: 7 the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. 8And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, andday and night they never cease to say,
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
9And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
What do the heavenly creatures praise God for? What makes God worthy of our worship?
If you are a believer, worship is your eternal destiny. We were made to glorify – or worship – God (Isaiah 43:7). Worship is our earthly purpose – and our heavenly purpose. To worship means to recognize and respond to the greatness and majesty of God. We worship when we acknowledge God’s holy nature and react with profound awe.
Do you worship God on a regular basis – at church and during your personal time with Him too? How can you foster worship of God?
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I would love some advice on worship. I am a new believer, I want to worship but am not sure how to please God this way
Susan, desiring to please God is a great step in living a life of worship. We should worship God through a lifestyle of worship and through the act of worship. Romans 12:1-2 tells us to offer our lives to God as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Him – this is our spiritual act of worship. We do this by conforming to the likeness of Christ in character and action rather than conforming to the likeness of the world. That’s living a life of worship to God.
But we should also participate in the act of worship. “Worship” is a proper response to the character and nature of God. Because of who He is we actively thank and praise Him. We praise Him for His attributes. We can sit in quiet fellowship with Him as we sense His presence with us. We can sing, lift our hands, pray, kneel. There is no one way to worship. It is all about responding to the greatness of God and enjoying His presence. We can worship with the church body or alone during our time with God. Or anywhere God calls our heart to respond to Him.