Have you ever noticed that whenever anyone mentioned in the bible faced a challenge, they would do something that had no relevance to what they were going through? They worshipped.
When Moses was leading the people into battle, He lifted up his hands (Exodus 17:10-11). When Jonah was in the whale’s belly, he shouted out in praise to God (Jonah 2:1-10). When David was alone or felt weary, his first response was always worship. When Paul and Silas were thrown into prison, in the midnight hour they sang songs unto God (Acts 16:25). Even Jesus, when he stood on the mountain and the devil mocked him, exalted God, His father (Matthew 4: 1-11).
None of these people had any business worshiping God with what they were going through. At least, that is what human nature tells us. But there is something spectacular about worship. The word worship comes from the root word ‘proskuneo’ which means to prostrate yourself before God. Prostration is a posture that requires total surrender. Because it is while you’re lying face, that you are most vulnerable to being decapitated. And yet that’s what God wants us to do whenever we are facing difficult times- to prostrate ourselves before Him spiritually, …in the midst of all the stuff going on around us. In doing so we are actually saying that ‘God, You are God. And no matter what is going on around me, you are omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient enough to take care of it all.
In my spirit, I feel the need to dedicate my day to just worshiping Him. If you would like to join me, you can listen to the list of songs I have created below. They are pretty easy even if you don’t know them. But perhaps you too need to create an atmosphere of worship. You can be at home, work, in the library or elsewhere. But just create a space (in your mind) to completely surrender to God. Otherwise, you could create your own worship playlist.
If you don’t see the need for that today, perhaps you can just focus on the prayer point.
Prayer Point: My God and Father, I worship you because you are the Greatest, the Only Wise God. There is none that can be compared unto You….(continue with your own words of exaltation and praise).
Gleaning for today: Jonah: Chapters 2-4