Good Day, Beautiful People! [Bonne journée Beau! Buen día Bella!]
Everyone worship something…
Self, Someone, Money, Idols, Earth, Animals, Celebrities, Sport, Food, Things, Substance, Devil, Satan, Jesus and God.
Worship is important in every believer daily life. Sing if there is barrenness in any area of your life; physical, psychological, relational or financial.
Sing like Isaiah 54.
God Brings His People Home
“Woman, be happy!
You have not had any children,
but you should be very happy.
“Yes, the woman who is alone[a]
will have more children than the woman with a husband.”
2 This is what the Lord says.
“Make your tent bigger.
Open your doors wide.
Don’t think small!
Make your tent large and strong,
3 because you will grow in all directions.
Your children will take over many nations
and live in the cities that were destroyed.
4 Don’t be afraid!
You will not be disappointed.
People will not say bad things against you.
You will not be embarrassed.
When you were young, you felt shame.
But you will forget that shame now.
You will not remember the shame you felt
when you lost your husband.[b]
5 Your real husband is the one who made you.
His name is the Lord All-Powerful.
The Holy One of Israel is your Protector,[c]
and he is the God of all the earth!
6 “Like a woman whose husband has left her,
you were very sad.
You were like a young wife left all alone.
But the Lord has called you back to him.”
This is what your God says.
7 “For a short time I turned away from you,
but with all my love I will welcome you again.
8 I was so angry that for a while I did not want to see you.
But now I want to comfort you with kindness forever.”
The Lord your Savior said this.
9 “Remember, in Noah’s time I punished the world with the flood.
But I made a promise to Noah that I would never again destroy the world with water.
In the same way, I promise that I will never again be angry with you
and say bad things to you.
10 “The mountains may disappear,
and the hills may become dust,
but my faithful love will never leave you.
I will make peace with you,
and it will never end.”
The Lord who loves you said this.
11 “You poor city!
Enemies came against you like storms,
and no one comforted you.
But I will rebuild you.
I will use a beautiful mortar to lay the stones of your walls.
I will use sapphire stones when I lay the foundation.
12 The stones on top of the wall will be made from rubies.
I will use shiny jewels for the gates.
I will use precious stones to build the walls around you.
13 I, the Lord, will teach your children,
and they will have real peace.
14 You will be built on goodness.
You will be safe from cruelty and fear.
So you will have nothing to fear.
Nothing will come to hurt you.
15 I will never send anyone to attack you.
And if any army tries to attack you, you will defeat them.
16 “Look, I made the blacksmith. He blows on the fire to make it hotter. Then he takes the hot iron and makes the kind of tool he wants to make. In the same way, I made the ‘Destroyer’ to destroy things.
17 “People will make weapons to fight against you, but their weapons will not defeat you. Some people will say things against you, but anyone who speaks against you will be proved wrong.”
The Lord says, “That is what my servants get! They get the good things[d] that come from me, their Lord.
Worship definition- Reverent honour, homage paid to God, adoring reverence, glorify and adoration.
When you are on your knees, in stillness, waiting on God. [God is silence does not equate to He abandons or forsakes you.“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Heb13:5]
When you take your stand, raise your arm and ready for battle like Joshua.
When you raise your arms in victory like Deborah in book of Judges 5.
The first song that is recorded in the living word:
The Song of Moses and Miriam
Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord:
“I will sing to the Lord,
for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver
he has hurled into the sea.
2 “The Lord is my strength and my defense[a];
he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The Lord is a warrior;
the Lord is his name.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his army
he has hurled into the sea.
The best of Pharaoh’s officers
are drowned in the Red Sea.[b]
5 The deep waters have covered them;
they sank to the depths like a stone.
6 Your right hand, Lord,
was majestic in power.
Your right hand, Lord,
shattered the enemy.
7 “In the greatness of your majesty
you threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger;
it consumed them like stubble.
8 By the blast of your nostrils
the waters piled up.
The surging waters stood up like a wall;
the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy boasted,
‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
I will divide the spoils;
I will gorge myself on them.
I will draw my sword
and my hand will destroy them.’
10 But you blew with your breath,
and the sea covered them.
They sank like lead
in the mighty waters.
11 Who among the gods
is like you, Lord?
Who is like you—
majestic in holiness,
awesome in glory,
12 “You stretch out your right hand,
and the earth swallows your enemies.
13 In your unfailing love you will lead
the people you have redeemed.
In your strength you will guide them
to your holy dwelling.
14 The nations will hear and tremble;
anguish will grip the people of Philistia.
15 The chiefs of Edom will be terrified,
the people[c] of Canaan will melt away;
16 terror and dread will fall on them.
By the power of your arm
they will be as still as a stone—
until your people pass by, Lord,
until the people you bought[d] pass by.
17 You will bring them in and plant them
on the mountain of your inheritance—
the place, Lord, you made for your dwelling,
the sanctuary, Lord, your hands established.
18 “The Lord reigns
for ever and ever.”
19 When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots and horsemen[e] went into the sea, the Lord brought the waters of the sea back over them, but the Israelites walked through the sea on dry ground.
20 Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.
21 Miriam sang to them:
“Sing to the Lord,
for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver
he has hurled into the sea.”
Praise definition- The act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation. The offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship.
Praise will protect your life and will preserve your soul.
There are two times in our lives to praise God:
When you feel like it.
When you don’t feel like it.
Either way, He is worthy to be praise! Giving God praise and gratitude is a choice we get to decide daily. As believers we have more than sufficient to be thankful. Jesus’ love and God’s grace are more than abundant to keep us grateful for the rest of eternity.
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9 thoughts on “Wired Worship, Unwired Whinging”
Hi Ange! This is simply beautiful. Such heartfelt messages and images. Thank you for touching my heart with the feeling of love, joy, and peace. 🙂
Thanks Beautiful Jeanie so delighted to know it stirs your heart. ❤️
What a wonderful post, Angie! I love the quotes you have chosen here…
May God bless you in His love,
Thanks for your kind remarks. Be blessed. 😊
And you as well, Angie!
Motivational! Sending blessings 🙂
Thanks Beautiful Christy! cheers!😍
“Worship will get you through the roughest times in your life, because it shifts your focus from the problem to the problem solver.” – Such a beautiful reminder.. As I matriculate through my last year in college, I need to see these words when I wake up everyday.
Simply amazing reminder of what worship is meant to be!