God’s Word initiates and sustains life. When God spoke the universe was made; His voice brought all things into existence from nothing. The words of Jesus commanded the storms, restored sight to the blind, made the lame walk, expelled demons and even raised the dead.
Why would God require his people to worship Him? Worship is for God, but it also benefits those who worship Him. Worship keeps our lives in order. It helps us remember all that God has done for us and is a way of thanking Him for it.
We were all made to worship - to declare the worth of someone or something. If we’re not worshipping God, we’re worshipping something else: our job, a loved one, entertainment, or even ourselves.
While many of us were taught to say our prayers, few of us really know how to PRAY. Prayer is real, raw and at times is even messy. Prayer is private and personal, and it brings incredible intimacy with God. Do you feel your prayers aren’t effective? Do you feel they’re bounding off the walls?
We have been given this amazing gift called prayer. The ability to share our thoughts, struggles and concerns with the God of the universe. Yet so often we find ourselves neglecting this gift. Why? If we really understood the privilege and the power of prayer, would it change whether we utilize it?
Many of us have a relationship with God that’s characterized more by things we do for Him than by time we spend with Him. We are involved with Christianity, but we’re not in love with Christ.