Sunday, June 16, 2019

Psalm 63:4, Romans 12:1 NIV 2011

I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

David was in the desert of Judah when he wrote this Psalm. He praised and worshipped the Lord for His ever-present protection. His hands were lifted in worship and praise. Psalm 134:2, “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” Paul urged the Romans to offer themselves in worship. Worship is a lifestyle not an option. Christians are called to practice the Gospel.1 Corinthians 6:20, “you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with you bodies.” Worship is the believer’s response to who God is and what He’s done.

Worshipping this morning in church, the songs we sang before the message were exactly the words I needed to sing. Raising my voice in praise to our Great God has always been instrumental in my worship. There are a few hymns and contemporary songs that at times I have a difficult time completing without tears. I will return to these two Scriptures to remind myself why I praise God. With Paul’s words in mind, I’m called to be God’s living sacrifice. I worship God because He is God.

How do we daily worship God?

Serving and worshipping God together,

S

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