Each Christian who is growing and maturing in relationship with the Lord should always have a reason to worship. Thankfulness is the source of all worshipful ministry to God and each new day there is a new reason to worship, a new “psalm”. Psalm 119:111 says, “Your testimonies are my inheritance forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” The testimony of Jesus- who He has been to you, what He has done, what need He filled, what prayer He answered, when He heard the cry of your heart, that time He healed you or sent a word in season to revive your heart… These are what you bring into the fellowship of believers you gather with regularly to worship and grow in the faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).
If worship is your lifestyle, you will always have a “word in season” (Proverbs 15:23) to share with other believers that will encourage, support, strengthen and teach. Speak it out!
All of these things come together in the midst of a fellowship of believers to edify and support the growth of faith of each person. It was God’s design that believers stay in communion with each other for that purpose. You are stronger together. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Satan often attacks worshippers the hardest and with the greatest show of force and violence because even he understands how effective worship is as a weapon against him. He will do everything he can to discourage, disconnect and sow discord and division among believers, so they avoid regularly meeting together to share and testify of God’s goodness. Don’t fall victim to this tactic!
Satan often attacks worshippers the hardest and with the greatest show of force and violence because even he understands how effective worship is as a weapon against him.
When you and your fellow believers come together each with a word to share of what God has done, the body of Christ is strengthened. You are a necessary part of that! Just like in any family, there will be conflict and disagreements, but how they are handled is what sets the family of God apart from the rest. The enemy would like nothing more than to disconnect you from your brothers and sisters in Christ, and ultimately from God, so you are never lifted up, supported, encouraged, growing or useful in the Kingdom. Push through into victory and keep your testimony constantly flowing!
When worship is your lifestyle, you’ll find all you need in His presence- share it with your family in Christ, too!
Thought for today
“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) What God has done for you is vitally important to share! Share your gratitude with others and encourage them with what God has done. Testify of what the Lord is doing right now, because you know He is always working (Philippians 2:13) and also express that thankfulness in your time of worship. It’s all part of what builds up the body of Christ- where you need others, and where you are needed too.