Sunday, January 15, 2012

Psalm 112 The Promises to the Worshipers

Prayer for Today
Father, I worship you and give YOUR Name the praise. For you alone are worthy of all the praise. I invite you to step in this place and take control. I submit to Your will, Your Word and Way. Holy Spirit direct my steps and guide me on my way. What is it that I can do for You, the Body of Christ and the Kingdom today.

Father, thank you for making me a worshiper. I pray now that we prepare to receive your promises given to the worshipers. I pray we now understand the divine order of worshiping YOU in spirit and truth is the key to unlocking  Your blessings on us for generations to come. Reveal to Your children the secret place of worship, that we may abide with YOU there. You are worthy of all worship, praise, honor and glory forever. Amen

Today's Key to Walking in the Spirit

Worshiping God is different than praising God. You have heard it said, "When praises go up blessings come down and God inhabits the praises of His people" this is truth. However, true worship is what our spirit longs to do. True worshipers are obedient servants and their worship is come from knowing their Father. They worship their Daddy because they know Him in truth. They know he will never leave nor forsake them. They know that every good and perfect gift comes from Him. They worship because they know no weapon from against them will prosper. They worship because they know neither life nor death will separate their love. They know they were created to worship so they simply Worship everyday, in all things, and in every way.

Thought for Today

 The LORD blesses everyone
   who worships him and gladly
   obeys his teachings.

Worship is our obedience, it is our love; reverent love and adoration. While one can display many forms of worship the underlying motive of worshiping comes about because of a deep reverent love, and adoration for  the Father. Worship is our ability to love God beyond our emotion, or feeling. True worshipers pierce the veil and enter a dimension of relating one on one with their Daddy. Imagine the child spending that special one on one time with his or her Daddy. Can you hear their conversation, can see their loving embrace and connection going on in this scenario? Our Heavenly Father wants us to come to know Him in this way. It is a place of knowing that no matter what we are going through or facing  we know  it will be just fine. Praise is a place that ushers us in to worship because it is the point we gain understanding of His awesome love. We praise Him with, song, dance, cymbals and trumpets for all the marvelous things He done for us and through us. Yet, our praise is only the tip of our worship. Worship releases an overflow of blessings in our lives and the lives of our descendants.  Worship is so powerful the enemy seeks to have us place our worship on him or other things.  Believe or not God created us to Worship Him because that is what solidifies our true love for Him. 

Today's Scripture Readings

Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span. (Exodus 23:25 NIV)

“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.  Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:21-24)

Psalm 112 (Contemporary English Version)

God Blesses His Worshipers
 1Shout praises to the LORD!   The LORD blesses everyone
   who worships him and gladly
   obeys his teachings.

    2Their descendants will have
   great power in the land,
   because the LORD blesses
   all who do right.
    3They will get rich and prosper
   and will always be remembered
   for their fairness.
    4They will be so kind
   and merciful and good,
   that they will be a light
   in the dark
   for others
   who do the right thing.
    5Life will go well for those
   who freely lend
   and are honest in business.
    6They won't ever be troubled,
   and the kind things they do
   will never be forgotten.
    7Bad news won't bother them;
   they have decided
   to trust the LORD.
    8They are dependable
   and not afraid,
   and they will live to see
   their enemies defeated.
    9They will always be remembered
   and greatly praised,
   because they were kind
   and freely gave to the poor.
    10When evil people see this,
   they angrily bite their tongues
   and disappear.
   They will never get
   what they really want.

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