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Day 14: Worship

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth…

Worship is a crucial part of every Christian’s life; we cannot grow spiritually or have a good relationship with God without it. It is the life’s blood of our relationship with God, and we must live a life of worship. It goes beyond the songs we sing, but that time of worship is important.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.

John 4:23 KJV

God showed His love for us “in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 KJV). In return for that, we worship; worship is not an act of song or dance or music only–it is all those things and more–it is our show of affection and devotion to Jesus for His sacrifice. Worship is the time we spend in the Presence of God declaring His worthiness, for He is indeed worthy. During the Fast, it is paramount that we worship God, showing our affection for Him and declaring His worthiness. Sometimes it’s in dance, other times it’s in song, but for our relationship with God to work, we must show that affection and devotion. It is the least we can do considering all that He’s done for us. The Fast not only deepens your relationship with God, but it also deepens your worship of God because He is holy, He is worthy, He is righteous; and all of those attributes are bestowed upon you because you are in Jesus Christ. How awesome is our God!

Prayer for the Day:

Father, I humble myself before You today to seek Your face. I repent for complacency in my worship. I repent for being content in my worship. I repent. I’m not “face to face” with You like Moses was, but I do want to know You more intimately. Like Paul said, “I have not apprehended.” I’m not satisfied. I’m hungry for You, O God. I love you and I praise You, Lord. Worthy! Worthy! Worthy are You, Lord! Blessed be the Name of the Lord! O God, it all flows out of You; I’m coming after You. You are my Reward, not success, not material things. You exceed all of those things! In Your presence is the fullness of joy. If I am in Your presence, then I get joy. Out of that joy comes strength. Out of that strength comes spiritual warfare to resist the devil, and he flees from me. I want to be close to You more than anything. Here I am. I give You my all. I give everything to You. Thank You that in Jesus’ Name, I enter into Your rest, enter into Your peace, and enter into Your grace. I worship You Lord. I worship you. Hallelujah!