8/21 Days of Prayer & Fasting
PSALM 29 (NIV)
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Praise and worship is a powerful thing, though I’ve heard it described in a lot of different ways. People have said, “It’s just something we do before the preaching” (if you read that with a super thick Texas accent, you read it correctly). I’ve also had people describe it as “entertainment.” I’ve been asked the question, “Why do we worship?” I could write more to that answer than you would have time to read. Let me attempt to summarize.
• We worship because worship changes things.
• We worship because worship changes us.
• We worship because God tells us to.
There is a lot more to it, but those are three great reasons to worship. Take some time today to give God the worship He deserves.
Pray: Lord, I worship you because you are worthy. I love you and I glorify you. Thank you for your goodness in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.