‘I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven,’ Psalm 23 v 1
Prayer and Worship go hand in hand. I regularly find that as I worship God and I’m reminded by his goodness, prayer naturally follows.
The word ‘worship’ derives from old English and can be broken down into ‘Worth-Ship.’ In its simplest form it means giving worth to something. And this is exactly what worship is; it’s the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for not solely but usually a deity. It’s recognising what something is worth and expressing it. In our day-to-day life, worship is vitally important. It helps to remove ourselves from the busyness of life and focus on the awe inspiring nature of God. When we turn our eyes to Gods goodness and see the value of it, our faith rises, our focus changes and our spirits to lifted. When life wears you down and dampens your spirit, worship is not just our expression to God of his worthiness, but it lifts us to a place where (as one of my favourite songs says) the things of this world will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.
Worship is so important in our lives, whether it's putting on music and singing along, whether it's going for a walk and praising God for the glory of creation or maybe meditating on his goodness. Let us turn our eyes upon God every day and thank him for all the things he has done.
Cornerstone Prayer Focus: I encourage you today to pray for our worship team as they continue to make God's name great throughout this city and nation through music and song.