Sunday 18th December, Today’s Article: (Rhapsody of Realities Today)

GIVE HIM TRUE WORSHIP We should be grateful that we were given a kingdom that cannot be shaken. And in this kingdom we please God by worshiping him and by showing him great honor and respect
(Hebrews 12:28 CEV).

One of the greatest honours that we have as God’s children is the privilege to worship Him. Our worship of the Lord is so sacrosanct; it’s not something you do halfheartedly and irreverently. Some people could be in an environment of worship and be distracted by several things. Some could even be using their phones or exchanging
pleasantries while worship is going on. That’s irreverent.

The Lord deserves and demands true worship. True worship is from the heart, offered without distractions. And true worshippers are the ones who have known the Father. Recall the conversation between the Master and the lady from Samaria in John 4. In verse 20, the woman said, “Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in
Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.”

The Lord responded, saying, “…Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews” (John 4:21-22). Observe that Jesus didn’t say the Samaritans weren’t worshipping at all; rather, He said they
didn’t know whom they were worshipping.

Then He said, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:23). So, there’re true worshippers! When you learn to worship God truly from your heart, it’ll build your life and bring you tremendous blessings.

Take your times of worship seriously, especially worship in praise to God in the church. We worship God in our service to Him, in the things we do for Him; we worship Him in prayer as part of worship, but we also worship Him in praise and that’s the most important of them all. Always maintain not just an attitude, but a life of reverence, where
you give true worship to the Lord.

PRAYER

Dear Father, yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the majesty, and the splendour; you’re gracious, holy, righteous, pure, and kind; you alone are God! You’re exalted as head over all, and I thank you, in holiness and truth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

Philippians 3:3 NIV; Revelation 4:10-11

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 10 & Micah 1-3

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 15:1-8 & Habakkuk 3

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About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.

 

Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.

 

At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.

 

Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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