I find it a bit odd that so many people believe the only place they can worship God is at church. Now, whenever a group of Christians gather in His name, worship should take place. But not all worship is corporate. All of life provides an opportunity for grateful, heartfelt worship.
Take this morning for instance. It would easy to slip into “blah it’s Monday morning” mode. But the simple truth is there is much to be thankful for, and abundant opportunity to worship and praise God. For one, the birds are singing beautifully – a wonderful reminder to praise God our Creator. I see on the weather radar that rain is coming – a great reminder to praise God our Sustainer. Every morsel of food can be savored with great appreciative worship to God our Provider. Every fleeting reminder of sin and regret opens the door to gratefully praise God our Savior. Even in hard times, we should cry out praises to God our Protector. God is good, despite our circumstances.
Today, look for every opportunity to worship God. For He truly is great, and greatly to be praised.
1 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. 3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. 4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. 6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. 8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. 9 O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. 10 Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. 11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. 12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice 13 Before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Psalms 96:1-13 (KJV)