4 Benefits of Worshipping God
Enhance Your Spiritual Life Through Worship
by J.M. Troppello
“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” – A.W. Tozer
That is a powerful statement by A.W. Tozer.
I got saved when I was 14 years old. I’ve always loved to pray and worship God. However, I have to admit that sometimes going to church so many times in one week—Sunday morning, Sunday evening worship, Wednesday service, and Friday night Bible study—got boring.
Now, as a more mature adult and Christian, I long for those times. We go to church on Sunday morning. Our church doesn’t do Sunday evening worship services every Sunday anymore. They are only scheduled for once a month. They didn’t have small groups over the summer. I hope we’ll be able to attend one this fall.
When you worship God, you express your love to Him and how much you value Him.
According to Dr. Gary Linton from Ministry Maker:
“Praise and worship should be the primary focus of every Christian. It must be the heartbeat of Christ followers everywhere.”
Are you a worshipper of God?
Am I worshipping God as I should be?
That is a question I’ve been asking myself lately.
God is majestic. He is omniscient. He is omnipresent. He is omnipotent. Just think about those descriptive words for a minute. Let them sink into your heart. God is all-knowing. He is present everywhere. He is all powerful.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:23-24, NKJV)
God seeks those true worshippers to worship Him. He is worthy of glory and honor and praise. When you worship Him, you must worship Him in “spirit and truth.”
Worshipping God as a true worshipper is a selfless act.
However, there are benefits to worshipping God.
CAVEAT: You shouldn’t worship God with the intention of receiving the following benefits. You should be worshipping God because you want to and because He is worthy of your praise.
1. Changed Mindset
I’ve experienced this changed mindset. When I focus on my problems and the chaos of this world, it’s so easy for depression to set in. Yet, when I come to God solely seeking to worship Him, a beautiful thing happens. My mindset shifts from the problems I face to seeking the majestic face of God.
2. Renewed Heart
Worshipping God renews your heart. It opens you up to experience true joy through your trials and peace that passes all understanding.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7, NKJV)
As you worship God more, you’ll begin to cultivate a continual well of joy and peace in your life—no matter what circumstances you are going through.
3. Spiritual Growth
As I’ve grown in the Lord, my view of worship has changed. I’ve come to see that worship is an important part of my walk with the Lord. It can enhance my spiritual growth.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1, NKJV)
Worshipping God is more than simply singing praise and worship songs to Him or entering into a time of communion with Him through prayer. It’s supposed to be a way of life just like you read in Romans 12:1. It’s our ‘reasonable service’ to ‘present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God.’
That can seem like an overwhelming thought. Just know that everyone is a work in progress. There is no condemnation here from me writing this. I falter in the area of worship like everyone else. I simply want to encourage you to enrich your spiritual life through worship.
4. Filled Love Tank
A heart that is focused on worship, is a heart that has a full love tank. When you allow God to fill your heart with love, you can then pour that love out onto others. There is no humanly possible way for you to love everyone on an empty love tank.
It’s only possible to love others—especially those who frustrate you or annoy you—when you allow God’s love to flow through you. That is possible when you permit the Holy Spirit to work in and through your life. That can be cultivated in your spiritual life through consistent worship.
Open Your Spirit to Worshipping God
Enhance your life by opening your spirit to deeper worship of God. It can change your mindset, renew your heart, increase spiritual growth, and fill your love tank.
Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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