The Beauty of Worship

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.” – Psalm 27:4

Naked and not ashamed, the beauty of worship is in the stripping away of the layers of flesh. Worship is the place where we come to meet our Father face to face, coming as we are, needing nothing but His presence. Worship is the place where God fills us and quenches our thirst. And when we worship God in truth and spirit, He meets us where we are.

 

The Beauty of worship, as with many things spiritual, cannot be fully explained. It can only be experienced. What I do know is that in worship, we’re in perfect harmony with the Trinity; in awe of the Father, in love with the Son and helped by the Spirit. When we worship, we are fulfilling the reason we were created- created for His pleasure, to worship Him. Hence, worship isn’t a bargain, it’s a commandment. If we stay silent, the stones will cry out.

 

Worship offers us a glimpse at the glory of God. It’s the place where we feel His presence in a tangible way. Whether we are sitting, or kneeling, or flat on our faces; whether we are singing, or praying or just silently contemplating all His wondrous works, worship is always beautiful and personal, as personal as our relationship with God. We don’t need a reason to worship, there is no need for conditions.

 

Shouldn’t we worship the one who wakes us up every day? Who laid the earth’s foundations before the beginning of time? Who arranged the stars in the sky? Who created light and darkness? Who holds the times and seasons? Who created us in His own image? Who daily loads us with benefits? Who gives us life and who will also take it when He pleases? Who sits in heaven and uses the earth as His foot stool? Who makes wars cease?

 

Worship takes us to a place of contemplation, contemplation of God’s beauty and glory, an intimate experience. When we worship, chains are broken, destinies are restored, and we leave with a sense of fullness. It is at the place of worship that the sweet exchange takes place- we come with all our burdens and sins, and when we strip down to worship, we leave them there and leave with a fullness of God’s presence.

 

This is the beauty of Worship.

 

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