Updated: Aug 19
WORSHIP vs FEELINGS
Don't ever choose NOT to worship because you "don't feel like it".
I sometimes find myself in an “I don’t feel like it today” mood. I mean, let’s face it. Some days, I wake up excited to go worship with my brothers and sisters in the house of the Lord! 🙌🏾 It's good and it's pleasant! (Psalm 133:1) Then other days… let’s just say I’m running a little bit weary. 👀 lol.
Thankfully, I’ve finally realized that worship isn't based on feelings, it's based on the truth. The truth is that God is worthy of worship, no matter what... even when you don't feel like He is.
Worship is also not based on situations...
In order to worship God correctly, it’s best to know what worship really is…
I've heard worship (as it refers to God) described as "love responding to love." The truth is that God loves us so much, that He gave the ONLY son He had... in hopes that people would choose to believe in Him and not end up eternally separated from His Presence. (John 3:16)
The cool thing about what God did is that He didn't force Himself on us... He still gives us the free will to choose. However, He does constantly let us know that there's no better choice. The reason for that, is because there's truly no greater love and the way to prove that is by realizing how He willingly gave the ultimate sacrifice - One life for ALL of ours... and NO ONE else has even come REMOTELY close to doing that.
So, when it comes to worshipping God, realize that He's WORTHY of way more worship than we could ever even give!
Look at Revelations 4:11. It says, "You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased."
This scripture says nothing about God being worthy because we're blessed with nice things or because we had a good day. It says He's worthy because He created all things. God is completely sovereign and rules all. So, with that in mind, who are we to withhold our worship? 🤔
Side Note: God doesn't NEED our worship... the rocks WILL cry out if we don't! (Luke 19:40) However, for our own benefit of an intimate and lasting relationship with our Creator, we MUST choose to worship, no matter what. Plus, why wouldn't we want to pursue a God who ultimately pursued us... and STILL does?! (Psalm 139) 😩🙌🏾
So, the next time you end up like me... in a world full of chaos and negative emotions where it seems like you're too weak to even lift a hand and too less motivated to even say one nice thing to God at all, think of His goodness... and CHOOSE to worship Him anyway. In spite of... Regardless of... Instead of...
For the record: When we DON'T FEEL LIKE IT, is the MAIN time we need to be at the feet of Jesus. 👀
His plan for our lives is perfect and He has our best interest at heart! Whether we believe that or not, it’s true! He has an expected end waiting just for US! (Jeremiah 29:11) Plus… remember that all things (good and bad) work together for the good of those who LOVE GOD and are called according to His purpose for them! (Romans 8:28)
Listen To: Good, Good Father
Artist: 10,000 Fathers
Album: Invitation, Volume 1
Then, once you’ve worshipped past your feelings and responded with thanks to God for His goodness…
Listen To: Intentional
Artist: Travis Greene
Album: The Hill
…and have yourself a praise party cause everything’s going to be alright!!! Forget about whatever situation was trying to keep you down and turn ALL the way UP!!! 🎉💿🎧💃🏽🏃🏽💨😁🙌🏾