Worshiping God is an awesome experience. There is the sound, there is the stillness and there is the change that you experience as a result of communing with God. There is also a condition.
1 The Condition:
Worship requires a Worshipper, Someone who desires to be in God’s presence. In God’s presence there is comfort, peace and joy and most importantly conviction. As we ponder on God’s word and on his Character, he draws us into his presence, closer to his side by enlightening us, showing us the beauty of holiness. We are made aware of our sin, of the habits and practices that are hindering us from total submission. God’s presence makes us uncomfortable about anything that resembles darkness, anything that resembles lies. There is no compromise to experiencing a life of worship, we must forsake all else and pursue a righteous God; that’s the condition.
1st Corinthians 3: 16 says “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”.
The Condition for Worship is a true worshipper who is willing to deny himself from the juicy distractions of the moment just to enjoy the bliss of God’s presence. You see there is no way you can truly experience Worship if you are determined to go against the wishes of the one who has called us to Worship; it is impossible. The Condition is clear, if we ought to experience true worship, we ought to be separated from darkness, from sinful practices and from selfish ambitions.
James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners and purify your hearts, ye double-minded”
2 The Cry:
Man was created to worship God, he has an in-built desire to find meaning to life. Man is created for a purpose and as we struggle to find identity and meaning we often drift away driven by our desire to explore and discover. We fail to understand that nothing or no one else but God can fill the pot in our lives. Only God can hear our cry. Cry out to the Lord in his presence and let him soothe your aching heart, you famished soul, your fear and doubts, let him satisfy your quest for true fulfillment, true meaning.
Cry unto the Lord with a repented heart! Cry unto the Lord with a thankful heart! Cry unto the Lord with your whole being.
Psalm 61:2 “From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to that rock that is higher than I”.