WORSHIP BUILDS HUMILITY
1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land
where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with
singing lips my mouth will praise you. Psalm 61:1-5
As we continue to take hold of the building blocks of God, we are easily drawn to one area that truly focuses our minds on builds humility, WORSHIP. I know that we have talked about worship in the past, but as we are looking into our understanding of rebuilding and tearing down, some times we have to humble ourselves in order for GOD to lift us up. Our greatest gift that we can offer is us and the way that we lay down our offering is through worship. For some of us, that is in the middle of a room with lights flashing and music playing and being in the middle of the action. For others of us, we have to have a safe space where we can literally step back and just breathe and listen for the voice of God. For others, we have to have complete silence with no distractions in order that we can truly focus on the things that we need to lay at the feet of Jesus. In my life, regardless of your music style or condition in life, worship truly teaches us the real meaning of humility.
There are so many different areas of worship that we could explore at this time, but for today I want to really just take a moment and talk about our physical act of worship. How do we enter into the conversation with God on His level with all of the baggage and chaos that we seem to bring with us each and every day. It starts with us physically being able to remember
this one thing. It has to be less of us and more of God. That has always been my mantra as it pertains to entering into a time of connection with God. I am not coming to bring the things that I need God to fix or the things I need God to do, but I am coming to step into a state of humility to where everything thing I am directs others to see Jesus. Worship is about humility plain and simple. It is not about the music, the words, the people leading, the people in the room. Worship is about the object of our hearts and that should always be directed at God. I know that that is not always the case. In fact, most times, we struggle because we are trying to really do something that manifest into a barter situation. God if I come and give you a little of me, will I be able to get all of what I want. That is the complete opposite of what we are supposed to do. Instead we should be saying, God here is ALL of me, and I give everything thing I have and all that I am in worship to YOU. Can YOU use ME to help others recognize the power of who you are?
Once again it is about our stature not our status. In the highest of higher we give God the praise. In the deepest depths of our struggles, we give God praise. It is truly about the opportunity that we have to realize that none of this is about us, it is about God and was are called to direct people to God. However, everything God has done as been for us, and He has given us everything that we have ever needed in this world. Worship is not the ability to get a feel good moment, but the opportunity to release everything that we have to give praise to the glory of God. Once we finally have that mentality, then we will finally realize just how humbling of an experience worship can be for us. The Psalmist is writing about that in our verse for today. Not in a way of desperation is he seeking God, but in a way that they have given everything that they have to praise and worship God. I am seeking you and I thirst for you God out of complete humility. I am trying to get rid of everything that is of me in hopes of taking in everything that comes from YOU. We need Your love. We need Your mercy. We are fully satisfied when we let go of all of the things of this world that we have been holding on to that gives us meaning and realize that the greatest meaning we could ever have comes from our emptying of ourselves for YOU. Worship builds our opportunity to lay EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING at the feet of God. Stop trying to hold on to the small things or the things that we feel we can handle, and give it ALL over to GOD. Experience the true freedom that comes through humility built by worship the ONE TRUE GOD.
So today I am asking that we break down the things that we have been building and fall to our knees in complete humility. I am praying that we see the brilliance of God and splendor of worship through our willingness to lay it all at the feet of Jesus. Our lives, our ailments, our joys, our peace, our frustrations or whatever else is causing us to struggle. We must be willing to humble ourselves in order that GOD will lift us up in due time. It means that we
have to be brought to our knees to finalize realize the desire of God's heart for us. Physical worship is an opportunity to finally peal away all of the layers and literally allowing ourselves to be given to God fully. It is not easy. Trying to find a way to be humble before God is difficult for us all. However, when we finally let go of it all, we find this peace the passes all understanding. We find this joy that floods our souls. When we stop worrying about who or what is going on around us and we are able to truly focus on the ONE we can to worship, we will find that everything else disappears and nothing else matters. Standing humbled before God is one of the freest moments we could ever have in our lives. It takes intentionality and a desire to see God in all of His fullness. May we continue to strive for the attitude to become less so God can become more. May we reach the pinnacle of the mountain to realize it all starts and ends on our knees. Worship leads us to truly have an encounter with God that only humbles us even more. Are you ready to have that type of worship in your life?