Day 17/21 - Why We Worship

Welcome to day 17 our our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting! To help you on this journey, we have provided a prayer guide you can follow! You can access it here. Our daily devotional is modeled after the "First 15". This is a habit we want to create that takes the first 15 minutes of your day and dedicates it to spending time with the Lord.

FIRST 15:
5 Minutes - Worship
We made a worship playlist that you can use during this time of worship!
Spotify
Apple Music
Youtube

5 Minutes - God's Word
Hebrews 13:15 Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.
When we hear worship, most of us think about singing along to an awe-inspiring ensemble of God-filled melodies from a stage on Sunday morning. There’s nothing quite like powerful praise and worship music to stir the soul. But, praise and worship is not confined to a church building one day of the week. We should be offering up praise continually! So, how do we worship God continually when the world demands so much of our attention and time? One way we can worship God in our daily lives is through our work. In Genesis 2, at the first mention of work in the Bible, the Hebrew word God uses for it is “abad”, which shares the same root word as worship. Adam worshiped God in the Garden by doing the work God put him there to do. Being a fully committed Christian does not mean giving up your day job for full time ministry. God wants to use you where you are, doing the work He created you to do. We are called to be the light in dark places. When others see that you work in a different light, you’re opening doors to share your faith and God’s love. There are many ways to worship God in our workplace: prayerful working, Godly service, Spirit-empowered leadership, social justice action, to name just a few. Focus your decision making to reflect the character of Jesus, and take time to pray before making those decisions. Be excellent! Excellent work is an expression of being filled with the Spirit. To worship God in your work means having standards higher than even the world! Worship moves us like nothing else can. It’s not just music, it’s a lifestyle. We are God’s instrument, and the sound of your life is a result of your relationship with God. Our lives are the music that tells the story of the redemption and hope we have in Jesus!  

5 Minutes - Prayer (can be read aloud)
Heavenly Father, you compose the melodies and harmonies of our lives, and you invite us to move in rhythm with you. Open our eyes and ears to hear the glory and praise of your creation, and teach us to respond with praise in all we do, think, and say. In Jesus’ name, amen.

4 Comments


Catherine - January 22nd, 2020 at 5:04am

God I ask that you open my eyes and ears to clearly see and hear directly from You. I am so grateful for You Father and all that You have created in the earth. Forgive me for not praising You enough and thank You for reminding me to respond in praise for all things of You. In Jesus name. Amen!

Harold Dixon - January 22nd, 2020 at 5:24am

Praise God. I learned this morning that I have been praising God through the work of my hands as I work as unto the Lord,I never realized that was a way of worship, now it will feel more effective as I work and commune with God on a hourly basis. Thanks for the encouraging message, God bless you all richly.

Rosa mora - January 22nd, 2020 at 6:20am

Thank you My Lord for loving us and never leaving us. And Lord I thank you for my job and the many Christian Ladies who are with me working and Praying for one another whom I Love very dearly

In Jesus Name Amen

Marlon Berry - January 22nd, 2020 at 2:28pm

Dear Heavenly Father i just want to say thank you for putting me in the position that you put me in for you know the plans you have for me. I ask you for strength in not complaining about the job of serving others. Instead i ask you for wisdom and knowledge and most of all understanding in your son Jesus name i pray amen.