DAY 14 | 08.17

 “For the dead cannot praise you; they cannot raise their voices in praise. Those who go down to the grave can no longer hope in Your faithfulness. Only the living can praise you as I do today. Each generation tells of your faithfulness to the next.”

ISAIAH 38:18-19

It was once said,  “Someone has noted that when we pray, we are preoccupied with our needs. When we praise and give thanks, we are preoccupied with our blessings. But when we worship, we are preoccupied only with Him.” -Dr. Eddie Hyatt My hope and prayer is that we, through this time have been able to worship God almighty. When we really embrace God, we begin to trust Him, and our relationship with Him grows. Through this we  develop a great love for Him. The thing is when we worship we need to realize that it is more than singing a song or two in the car or even at a church service. Worship is a lifestyle. When I think about worship I think about acts of service, praise, and giving, as well as singing, dancing and shouting. What does your worship look like? As Isaiah says in 38:18-19, is our generation and the next seeing our faithfulness in worship? Do they and will they see our worship being a lifestyle?

Discussion Questions

  • Am I living the life of a worshipper? 

  • Does my worship come from a genuine place in my heart?

  • What am I doing to create the lifestyle of a worshipper in my daily life?

  • Read Deuteronomy 15:12-18 and Galatians 1:10. Do you worship as a slave or bondservant?

Prayer focus

Ask God if there is anything in your life that may prevent you from experiencing true worship.  Ask God for purity, and freedom. 

Next Steps

Find a place to worship Him. Give him your affection. Include God in your daily life. Be obedient, and show reverence.  Experience the fullness of His presence. Stop fighting for control, and instead let Him carry you.