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Daily Devo

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and supplication].

— Psalm 95:6 (AMPC)
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God Speaks When We Worship

Adapted from the resource Hearing from God Each Morning - by Joyce Meyer

I believe that worship creates an atmosphere in which God can speak to us. Worship is difficult to define. It is more about Who God is rather than what He does for us. True worship comes from deep within us; it is precious and awesome, and it is our attempt to verbalize how we feel about God. It is a powerful outpouring of our hearts toward the Lord and it represents a depth of love, gratitude, and devotion that we find difficult to put into words. Human language is not rich enough to describe everything that true worship is. In fact, worship is so personal and intimate that maybe we should not even attempt to limit or define it with our words.

Worship is much more than just singing songs. In fact, true worship is first and foremost a condition of heart and a state of mind. We can be worshipping passionately without singing a single note. Worship is born in our hearts; it fills our thoughts and then it is expressed through our mouths and through our bodies. If our hearts are filled with awe for God, we may want to sing, dance, clap, or lift up our hands in worship. We may also be reverently silent and still before God. We may desire to give offerings or offer other forms of outward expression of love for God. But any of these actions done without a right heart are simply formalism and meaningless to God.

I encourage you to sincerely worship God today. Do it because you love Him, and don’t be surprised if He speaks to you while you are worshipping Him.

Prayer Starter: Father, help me enter into true worship with You today. Show me how to praise You with a true heart of gratitude! In Jesus’ name, amen.

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