Friday, March 18, 2016

The Skinny On Worship




Psalm 150:6
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord....Praise the Lord!

Strange verse....
Last verse in the book of Psalm.
Last entry in the Hymn / Poetry book written by King David and few other of his contemporaries. Moses, Solomon, Asaph....

They were a creative bunch that used their talent to put down the inner thoughts and leading of God's Spirit. In other words, what we have in the Psalm is a very clear picture of the human heart and the will of God coming in contact with each other.

Here in this last verse of Psalm we see an incredible picture of how our response to God should be. 

Sing praises...
Let your mouth open up.....

Let the air from your lungs rush across your vocal chords...
And let the sound that comes from this process proclaim the greatness and the goodness of our God.

Worship!

We were born to worship...
Our very lives are worship, or at least they should be.

And the weird part in this whole Psalm/worship thing is that everyone should participate in it. We need times of corporate worship where we join with others and just sing what's in our heart to God.
It dawned on me some time back that no where in the Psalm 150:6 verse does it say that only those in relationship with Christ should praise the Lord.

The verse says "Let everything that has breath"....in other words God IS worthy. God deserves our worship. Not because He has an ego that needs to be stroked, but simply because He is God.

I've posted a short video of John Wimber teaching on Worship in today's Greene Street Letters. Please take a few moments and watch it.
Then go out and praise the Lord....all day, every day, by the way you live.

God on you....

mbb

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