Fact One: We are worshiping God! Fact Two: God sees our worship! Fact Three: Being conscious of these facts should greatly impact our worship!
Fact One: We are worshiping God! When we sing, we sing “to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19). When the lesson is taught, we are studying to present ourselves “approved to God” (2 Timothy 2: 15). When we give, we are “proving the sincerity” of our love for God (2 Corinthians 8:8). When We pray, we do so knowing that “His ears are open” to our prayers (1 Peter 3:12). When we observe the Lord’s Supper, we are doing so “in remembrance” of the Lord’s death (1 Corinthians 11:23-25). Let it be said again for emphasis: We are worshiping God! When you go to worship, go to worship!
Fact Two: God sees our worship! He sees and knows everything about us (Hebrews 4:13). The Master promised, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). When we worship, God sees our sincerity or indifference, our reverence or laxness, our effort or ease, our piety or presumptuousness, our praise or pretense, our conscientiousness or coldness! May we always remember, when we assemble to Worship, that “we are all here present before God” (Acts 10:33). Let it be said again for emphasis: God sees our worship!
Fact Three: Being conscious of these facts should greatly impact our worship! How different when we recognize them! How enthusiastic our singing! How fervent our prayers! How solemn our observance of the Lord’s Supper! How generous our giving! How relevant the message and reverently we listen! “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and truth” (John 4:24).
While a wonderful privilege, worship requiring focus, effort, and discipline! We are worshiping God! God sees our worship! Being conscious of these facts should greatly impact our worship! When you go to worship, go to worship!
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