Today we have a wonderful opportunity to do that for which we were created: worship the one true living God, the one who is defined and expressed in three persons — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — yet one God.
For me, authentic worship can only really flow when I am reminded of a number of things, some of which are:
- His greatness. In Genesis 17:1, The Lord reveals Himself to Abram as El Shaddai, the almighty and all-sufficient one’.
- His forgiveness. Luke 23:32-43 describes the events of Jesus’ crucifixion, undergirded by the most profound of requests: ‘Father forgive them.’ It is a plea that goes beyond the request for those carrying out the crucifixion; it extends to all who have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, i.e. all of us. It proclaims God’s great grace and love, now made accessible exclusively through the lordship of Christ in our lives.
- The third thing that helps me to worship is my sense of acceptance. Ephesians 2:13 proclaims triumphantly that ‘now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ’.
Today I encourage you: worship whole-heartedly, confidently and with that wonderful sense of freedom that is gifted to us because of His great commitment and love for you!