5. He watches over His Word to see it performed.
Worshipping the Lord in “spirit and truth” is the most foundational aspect of “true worship”, as Jesus noted in John 4:23-24.
It is from the spirit that one worships and connects with the Spirit of God and then, using His Word as the source of all worship that is written, sung, or expressed. Worship is set on fire as God honors what He, Himself, has spoken.
This is why all worship must have direct roots in God’s Word in order to have any real anointing or power.
In Isaiah 55:11 the Lord said, “My word be that goes forth from My mouth shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” But it gets better than that!
In Jeremiah 1:12, the Lord promised, “…For I will hasten My word to perform it.” That means that the Lord is watching over His own Words, making sure they are carried out!
Anything spoken from the mouth of God, any promise He ever made, is still in effect right now for you.
So, when you stand in faith on His Word, when you worship and use His own Word as the foundation, you are reminding the Lord of what He said, the promises He made (not that He actually needs the reminder) and He steps in and will “hasten” that Word. He will not allow His promises to leave you empty-handed!
Will they take longer than expected? Perhaps, but they are still in effect!
So today, worship the Lord who is a Man of His Word. Get into His presence today with your sacrifice of praise. March right up to those gates and walk right in, entering with thanksgiving (Psalm 100). He is waiting for you there!
That’s why I worship!
Alicia Purdy is a worship leader and author of “The Way of the Worshipper” and “The Way of the Worshipper: A Devotional Workbook”. Her passion is to write about a real faith in a real Jesus and to inspire, encourage and support the body of Christ. You can learn more at her blog: TheWayoftheWorshipper.com. She and her husband minister and serve in their local church and together they have 5 kids and 1 cat, named Chester.
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