Psalm 63: 2-4
"I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands."
Talk to God: Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, that I may see and worship You!
Think About It:
Imagine what it would be like to see Jesus in all His glory as we worship at church - breathtaking! What if you could see His power released as we pray - awesome!
Some of you don't have to imagine that, because you have seen God's power and glory, just like David did. (David wrote Psalm 63). When you were born again by believing in Jesus, God gave you His Holy Spirit. Your spiritual eyes were opened. Now, as you worship God in song, or by listening to His Word, you have great joy in your heart that is difficult to put into words. You have felt God's great love, and have found that it's better than anything in life.
But maybe you haven't seen God that way yet, and you're not so sure. Is God's love really better than all the things of life: the thrill of riding a fast bike, the delicious taste of good food, an exciting new tech gadget, or the perfect house?
When I was 6 years old, my 10 year old brother tried to convince me that his shiny quarter was better than my wrinkled dollar bill. Luckily, my mom intervened just before I swapped my dollar for something worth much less. It's like that with God - He is worth much more than even a billion dollars. Knowing Him is so much better than even the best things you can imagine in life.
David's response was to praise God with his lips & hands. That's true, joyful worship! And it all starts with seeing God as He truly is!
Do Something About It:
~ Before going to church this Sunday, spend some time alone with God. Ask Him to open your eyes to see Him.
~ Do you know some special Scriptures or songs that help you focus on God? Share one on facebook to encourage someone today.