To worship the Lord in any other way would insult Him, but our worship does not always reflect gladness. Sometimes we feel very little when we worship; it is often our way of helping us get into the church service! Sometimes we don’t feel like singing because of sadness, or tiredness. It cannot be true worship when we feel reluctant to give and have hidden feelings that are more important to us than the One we worship.
To worship means to adore. We need to get ourselves into the right frame of mind and spirit. We should never come casually to church to worship God. If you want to find your way into worship then come prepared. Before you come into His presence, spend a few minutes at the Cross, asking for cleansing and making sure you are right with Him. After you have done this turn your mind Godward to the one you worship.
“Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”
This is true worship. An acknowledging of where God is, His nature, His supremacy and His complete authority.
When we come to church we have very little concept of the importance of our role. The most important part of the service is given to us: to worship and adore in the right attitude, with true humility of spirit, bringing glory to His Name. As we do this His presence will come down and visit us; any trace of sadness, tiredness, weariness or even reluctance will vanish as we fix our eyes on Him. Not only this but as each individual comes to Him in their unique way, our spirits will be united by the Spirit of God which will bring down the blessing of God and bring glory to His Name.
“Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.”
When the Lord pronounces the blessing, He is pleased; our worship is acceptable to Him, His Name glorified, and His people blessed.