Born to Worship 5

Nov 1, 2016, 6:56 PM |

by HJS

Some stand while they pray. Some fall face down before God  while others kneel. In ancient days when people worshiped God, they knelt and prostrated themselves on the ground. It represented the acknowledgment of a superior. 

Submission to the person and will of God the Father comes one of two ways. You can yield because you fear the consequences of not bowing, or you can bow because you love God. This results in your asking Him to bend and conform to His purpose and will, letting God have His way. But how do we do this?

Take time to meditate on God's Word. To learn more about worship, take a concordance and look up the many references to worship in the Bible. Eventually you will come to Revelation 5 where the twenty-four elders bow before God in the presence of thousands of angels, "In a loud voice they sang: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!" (Revelation 5:12).

Singing praises as you worship also enforces your attitude of bending to the will of God - something you can do while driving a car, working at your computer, or doing the dishes. Sometimes I will take an old hymnbook and meditate on the words of praise and worship, a reflection of the bygone generations.

When you pray, "Bend me, O Lord," you are asking Him to fashion you according to the image wrought by His hand.


The four livIng creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.  REVELATION 5:14