“What a beautiful name it is, what a beautiful it is, the name of Jesus Christ, my king…” echoes from the beats pill, as the sounds soothe and saturate my soul. My heart is calling out to the Father, my spirit man yearning to bathe in the presence of the my heavenly Father. “But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers” (John 4:23 Amplified). There is nothing in this world, that can compare to the intensity of an individual who worships the Father in spirit and in truth. I dare to say, it is a beautiful symphony that is harmoniously composed from the melody of a song inspired by the worshipper to the Father.
Worship is a deep outpouring of love. It is the measureless form of human expression to the creator of life. It is an act of adoration so profound, that it can cause one to wail or even moan. Thereupon, the person cannot help but to bow, prostrate, or fall on their knees because the presence of God suddenly becomes so tangible (Psalm 149:4). The Lord of heaven and earth, delights in the praises of His people. The invitation has been sent and His response? He comes with such unfathomable joy as He enthrones in the center of the heart.
We were created to worship. Our God is a relational being, and we were created in His very own image and likeness. He formed Adam and Eve with the purpose of having a personal relationship with them. Take a moment, and just imagine God walking in the garden with Adam by his side. The Father is engaging with his child. A smile, a laugh, and an infinite love is surrounding them. God is enamored with Adam, and Adam of God. It explains why we long for companionship with others. God recognized the importance of its need for Adam (Genesis 2:18), and He formed Eve. One of the greatest pleasures of life is spending time in the company of those that we love. In essence, worship fulfills a deep need for intimacy with God.
Worship is an act of humility. As we come before the presence of God, it’s a time for laying aside “self” (flesh like desires) and recognizing the greatness and goodness of God. We offer praises of joy and thanks for freeing us from the law of sin and death. For it is by the blood of Jesus that we are able to enter into His presence. Let us be mindful that we are the temple of the holy spirit, a dwelling place for Jehovah to reign in our soul. As it is written in the book of 1 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 19, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?” Worship gives proper place to God by expressing our need of Him.
This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool.
Could you build me a temple as good as that?
Could you build me such a resting place? – Isaiah 66:1 (NLT)
Worship is vital to the life of every believer. I can’t begin to express in my own words how essential worship is to us. In my most difficult times, I’ve turned on the radio, hummed a sweet melody, or belted out loud (perhaps off-key) a song of thanks and praise! The enemy hates when you begin to worship and praise. The devil knows that there is power in the name that is above all names, the name of Jesus. It loosens the chains, breaks the shackles and brings deliverance to anyone who calls on God. Worship is the power cord to help regenerate and sustain our spirit.
All things considered, I can go on listing the reasons why every believer should practice the beautiful art of worship and praise. It’s as personal as your walk with God. I encourage you to take some time and read the book of Psalms. It captivates the cry of a soul who is athirst for God. Jesus is seeking those who long to be in His presence. God is looking for open vessels that are willing to invite Him into their temple. We all long to be lost in the presence of our savior, as He lovingly surrounds us with His cloud of glory.
Do you hear that? Does your soul stir at the still small voice? God is calling out to you. He is patiently waiting for you to invite Him into your heart and compose a masterpiece.