Pastor Al shared a powerful and timely message Sunday on overcoming the identity thief. It was timely for me as I have recently felt attacked by the identity thief. So, I have been pondering the 3 questions (see below) that were asked of us about our own convictions, as well as an additional question: Why do I worship God?
In doing some research online, I stumbled across this interview with Matt Redman regarding his recent album release, “10,000 Reasons” in which he addresses this very question and shares his thoughts and insight. It’s important to remember that our worship should not be based on our emotions or our circumstances, but based on God, whose presence should elicit a response from us, His people. When we respond to God in worship it inevitably leads to an encounter with Him, face to face, heart to heart, glory to glory!
So, I encourage you to ask yourself, “Why do I worship God?” And if you find yourself short of reasons David addressed this question in Psalm 103, as Matt Redman mentioned, and lists some of the many reasons that can encourage our worship. Here is one passage from the chapter:
Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
Why do I worship God? He is worthy of praise, is faithful to present Himself whenever I worship Him, and is always working on my behalf! Not to mention, it’s my favorite thing to do!
Pastor Al’s 3 questions about our convictions: 1) Why am I a Christian? 2) Why do I not sin? 3) Why do I lay my life down for others?
Click here to watch Matt Redman’s interview. His interview is the second on the page. (The first is Martin Smith of Delirious.)