Thursday, January 21, 2016
Worship Will Renew My Strength
In review of Psalm 100:2 it says, “Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.”
Come and worship the Lord with joy.
What this means to me:
I should come before the Lord and worship him with gladness and joy in my heart.
What I’m learning is that there is real strength in worship. It can strengthen my faith and especially as I unite with others in worship. While the intent of worship is for God, it also has benefits for me.
There are two big benefits of corporate worship: First, It will renew my faith, and secondly it helps to restore my joy.
Isaiah 40:31 tells me, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (NIV).
From my own experiences I have had times when it seems that I don’t really have the energy to go to church,” but once I’m there and have worshiped, I became more energized. This happens because worship will renews you. It will strengthen my faith and my soul. This type of renewal comes by worshiping God with other believers. This is not something I’d get sitting at home watching TV.
Today’s verse in Psalm 100:2 reminds me, “Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy” (NLT). This verse tells me that I should worship the Lord with gladness; not boredom, sadness, anger or out of duty. I should be singing for joy when I get together corporately with others. Worship itself will renew my faith and restore my joy.
In summary, I should come before the Lord and worship him with gladness and joy in my heart.
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