He did it again.
Actually, he does it almost every morning. As I lie in the warmth of my bed early in the morning, my husband walks in carrying my hot tea. What a lovely way to wake up each day! This morning it got me thinking about how blessed I am with such a wonderful husband. I began dwelling on his character and nature and how much I treasure who he is. It excited me to think about how blessed I am with such a husband! The more I thought about who he is, the more my love for him swelled within my heart.
Then I sat down this morning to do my devotion. The Lord served up some "hot tea" from His Word. I read again today about how we should rejoice, praise, sing, and play instruments in honor and worship of God. (Psalm 33:1-3) Then I read the "why." Why should we rejoice, praise, sing, and play in worship of Him? Just as I meditated on the character and nature of my husband, I began meditating on the character and nature of my Father in Heaven.
Psalm 33:4-7 "For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses."
Why does He deserve our praise and worship?
- Because His Word is right.
- Because His works are true.
- Because He is righteous
- Because He is just.
- Because He is good.
- Because He made us.
- Because He made everything!
- Because He is powerful.
- Because He is God.
Yes, we should worship and praise Him because these things are true, but if we take time to dwell on who God is, then worship and praise will bubble up out of us! Sometimes we neglect simply thinking about who our God is. Sometimes our worship is shallow, dry, or nonexistent because we forget all He has done for us and all He that does for us each day. The more we dwell on His character and nature, the more our respect, reverence, love, and adoration for Him will swell into praise and worship.
Psalm 33:8 "Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him."
This verse is saying stop and think about who our God is. Stand in awe. He is worthy!