We Shall Worship

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Jesus said in John 4.23 “when the true worshipers shall worship.” This is not as much as a command as it is a compelling commitment. Jesus has already spoken. When do you commit yourself to worship Him?

We “shall” worship, is more than a choice that we make. Worship is a response to Him. Placing everything else aside, we make Him the priority. (Romans 12.1) What is interesting is this word “shall.” We find it several times in the Bible. Here are a few passages:

  • Psalm 22.27 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.
  • Luke 4.8 “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”
  • Revelation 4.10 “the four and twenty elders shall fall down before Him…and shall worship Him…”

His Gift becomes the reason of why we worship. All the earth and creation responds to Him. We, too, personally respond to Him.

There is both an inflow and an outflow. The inflow of worship: Jesus said that the water that He gives (the Holy Spirit), will become a wellspring, welling up into Eternal Life. John 4.14 The outflow of worship is in John 7.38 “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Like water, the worship of God always returns to its Source who is the Father. He flows in and out of us by the waters of the Holy Spirit. It is this same Life that causes us to drink from His waters to never be thirsty again.

We shall worship, not because we are commanded, but because the Spirit who lives within us compels us to worship. “…true worshipers shall worship…”

Published by PastorLucyPaynter

I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. Sometimes I wonder, 'if I'd become everything I wanted as a girl, Would I be better than this or caught up in a different whirl?' I close my eyes and hear the voices of those who look up to me, The hopeful eyes in their pictures.....I think I can see what they see, I want to wake up one morning and see the people I care about happy. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I pretend I'm not hurt even when I am, 'Cause when fighting ain't an option,the least we can do is keep calm. There're times when I feel terribly overwhelmed, But bless everything through which I've helmed, There's been God, there's been you, to pull me through. I oft'n worry that the things I so believe in may not be true, And you can trust me to cry at the idea of failing in what I set out to do. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I understand that it's hard to please everyone, But if I could, there's nothing I'd want more than to see a smile on the face of every man. I believe and so say everyone deserves a second chance, I judge not...at least never at first glance. I dream of the day when I can look at my life and say 'this is where I wanted to be. I have, I do, I always will try the best in everyone to see, And I hope at the end of my life, I will not have left a trail of broken hearts behind me.

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