Saturday: “Even on Saturday”

March 18, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:17-20) … Read More

Friday: “Worshiping God in Your Pain”

March 17, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5-6) God is great—even when life is not. Worshiping Jesus in the valleys of life is the key to transformation! Most people want to worship Jesus on the “mountain tops” of life, but worshiping “faithfully” includes so much more. Since worship is how I relate to God, worshiping Jesus happens in the hard days just as much as in the easy … Read More

Thursday: “Worship Serves our Great God First”

March 16, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” (Psalm 95:6-7) Worship leads to action. Worship of our great God should end up leading to action—places where we change or “bend” what we do to bring Him glory and honor. The Hebrew word for “worship” in Psalm 95:6 basically means “to bend.” When we worship God, we bend our lives to what He wants and who … Read More

Wednesday: “Worship Savors the Greatness of God”

March 15, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“I will thank the Lord at all times. My lips will always praise him. I will honor the Lord. Let those who are hurting hear and be joyful. Join me in giving glory to the Lord. Let us honor him together. … Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man who goes to him for safety.” (Psalm 34:1-3, 8) What’s the point of going to your favorite restaurant if you had to rush in and eat your favorite meal for twenty minutes and then immediately fill … Read More

Tuesday: “Worship Seeks the Greatness of God First”

March 14, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts …’” (Matthew 6:9-12) The way you feel about today is based on what you worship. Today, you are seeking something that will make this day “worth it” or something you consider to be “great”. If I “worship” sunshine and it is raining outside, I may have a million dollars in the … Read More

Monday: “A Reason to Worship!”

March 13, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons [and daughters] through Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3-5) This morning, I want to tell you my family’s adoption story because of the verse above. In Ephesians 1:3-5, the Apostle Paul calls Christians to worship … Read More

Sunday: “Worshiping Faithfully”

March 12, 2017Daily Reading, worshiping-faithfully

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) “Do the things you did at first.” (Revelation 2:5) All Christians worship, but not all Christians worship Jesus. When you were a little kid, would you do anything to stay up late ? I would. I would do whatever it took to stay up: go … Read More