You have been created to Worship and Praise God.
Let’s focus on the term Focus, which has different meaning in the Biblical context, the term means finding a way to say Thank You to God, Who has saved our lives. It is basically giving us all different ways to honour God for what He has done for us. These different ways are:
• Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Psalm 33:3 (NIV):
Sing to him a new song; play skilfully, and shout for joy.
• Sing praise to the Lord. Psalm 146:2 (NIV):
"I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."
• Lift up your hands. Psalm 134:2 (NIV):
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.”
• Be still and know He is God. Psalm 46:10 (NIV):
“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
With praise and worship as the essential foundation to winning the battle for the world, we need to look at the life of another King - the one whom God himself called, "A man after my own heart." King David, who himself wrote more songs of praise and worship than any other biblical writer.
In the same way, as we come to worship, as we approach God's presence, we are to want blessing as well. That is a good thing. We must only remember that God blesses us in order that we might pass that blessing on to the world. It is in this way that we are equipped for the battle. It is by blessing others that we win the battle. Here are some Keys:
• Desire the blessing of God so that his blessing might flow through us.
• Do not worry about what anyone else think.
• Worship God with all your might, and do not judge others for the ways they express their devotion.
Rejoice with those who rejoice! Rejoice that God brings people to himself in all sorts of different ways. Rejoice in the diversity that God has given us. Rejoice that as different as we are, we have unity in one thing here at Life Church.
God has called us to be his very own, that we might be his agents of transformation and blessing to win the world for him.
Remember that worship is about the audience of ONE. That is your ultimate Purpose is to worship Him.
Life of purpose - Part 1
Life of purpose - Part 2
Life of purpose - Part 3