Worship Devotions

When God breaks through, you need to “break forth”

"For as the earth brings forth her buds, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." ~Isaiah 61:11

There is something especially profound about the seasons of life when you experience breakthrough in your area of need. Can I get a witness?! Worship doesn’t ebb and flow with life’s ups and downs, of course. (In fact, worship should be the one constant in your walk with the Lord and in your life!) Even so, sometimes there are just those seasons when finally, gasp, finally (!) all that you have been standing in faith for breaks ground and starts to bloom. Beautiful! This is when your worship gets craaaaazy! Not because God did what He said He would do (because your faith made sure that was never in question, right?!), but because you were worshipping this whole time and now that it’s here you’re going to shout that gratitude from the rooftops!

…when God breaks through, you need to break forth in your worship.

Psalm 98 expresses this exact feeling. Take a moment and read it (it’s short!). Psalm 98:4 says, Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; break out in loud songs, and sing praises.” Isaiah 55:12 says, “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”  I’ll give you a few more: “Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it!” (Isaiah 4:23) “Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted His people and will have compassion on His afflicted.” (Isaiah 49:13)

Break forth worship is the kind of response your spirit makes in response to a mighty act of God. It’s a natural response for a worshipper. Yes, worship should be continual as part of your lifestyle of worship, however, there are just those times when you need to, need to, scream and shout, wave your hands like crazy, dance around and scare your friends at church or your pets at home because you can’t hold it in anymore! Isaiah 61:11 says, “For as the earth brings forth her buds, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Note this phrase: “The Lord God will cause” that praise to spring forth. Let your mouth and your inhibitions break forth and give glory to God, because there was nothing in your own power you could do to help your situation. He has broken through. It’s time for you to do the same! Worship Him now, more than ever and then go TELL SOMEONE!

Thought for today

With all of life’s difficulties, it easy to forget to worship if you don’t prioritize it. Anyone can worship when things are great, but a worshipper will do it no matter what is going on. That being said, when God breaks through, you need to break forth in your worship. This is different than your everyday standard fare of worship. This is far beyond the norm. Think of it like “special occasion” worship – celebration, exultation, excitement because when God deserves the glory- break out from your routine, get a little crazy and give it to Him!!

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