There are many reasons to worship God. Rick Pino, a singer, song writer, and worship coach likes to highlight three. First and foremost, God is WORTHY of our praise and worship. Worship is the only appropriate response to our Creator. Listen to the song of the Psalmist, "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." Ps 139:14 He goes on to say that God is thinking of us every single moment of the day and He cherishes us constantly in every one of those thoughts! Worship magnifies the Lord. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together. Ps 34:3 To magnify something, you have to focus on that object. When you do that everything else becomes pale by comparison. The things that caused you anxiety, worry, or fear begin to fade away. Secondly, worship brings us into agreement with God - what's important to Him becomes important to us. What makes Him weep, make us weep. What brings Him joy, brings us joy. His desires become our desires. As our heart comes into agreement with Him, our perspective of things begin to change and we begin to see things with a Godly perspective. A Godly perspective enables us to realize who we are and what we were created to do. It is then that the impossible becomes possible and we begin to have hope where hopelessness once reigned. Lastly, our worship actually enthrones God. As we worship, He is enthroned over our lives, our family, our city, our state and so on. To enthrone is to set over, to seat in a place associated with a position of authority. But wait a minute, isn't God already seated in a place of authority? Isn't He Lord over all? Yes, there is no argument to that, but enthrone is a verb, an act. When you enthrone a King, you bow before him and submit to his kingship. You say- from this day forward you are our king- we will respect you and honor you. Here's the result, when we enthrone God we are dethroning another ruler. As we, the Ecclesia, the chosen ones of God, enthrone God and establish His kingdom on Earth, the kingdom of satan is being toppled!
But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3
Pastor Frank Dodson