Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday Worship...Wherever You Are

A Sunday in November...what could invoke a greater attitude of thanksgiving and worship.  A cute little printable resource found at Sweet Blessings gives a print out of a daily Bible verse for the month of November. 
Today's reading is found in Psalms 147:1-7
Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
 The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God.
When we hear the word 'worship' for years it brought the image of standing up, singing hymns in church.  Traditional and contemporary churches have a  time set aside to 'worship'.  Traditional churches love the richness of the words of the older hymns, timeless, strong, biblical filled songs that build the faith.  Contemporary churches worship with new, exciting, easy to sing songs.  These resonate with our emotional side and as we focus on the words of how great our God is, we sing out loud with praise.
But worship is not limited to a time, place or style.  True worship comes from the heart and gives glory to God for who He is.  This psalms reminds us that it may be pain, hurt or being cast down that causes us to call out to God.  No matter our circumstance, nothing is too hard for God. Great is our Lord and mighty in power, He is above all the things that hold us down and cause our pain.
So when things are going well, thank God.  Praise Him for His blessings but remember that when times are not good, He is still God and we can look up to Him for all that we need. 

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