King David in the Bible started out as a Shepherd boy taking care of his father’s sheep. While on those long walks in the wilderness, he picked up the habit of playing the harp and worshipping God in song. Before long his skill as a worshiper was known to all as he was known to be really good at it. At some point, King Saul needed deliverance and he called for a skilled worshiper, so David was brought in. As a matter of fact, this David wrote most of the Psalms as songs of worship to the Lord. David was not afraid to lay it all down in praise and worship to God throughout his life. This worship is the reason he walked closely with the Lord. No wonder God declared that David was a man after God’s own heart.
Loving Jesus means you must be a deliberate worshipper. Take time to worship God on a daily basis. Don’t be consumed by what is going on around you in the natural. Make time to meditate on what God is doing and who He is to you, then translate all that to worshipping Him. Worship focuses on God and magnifies Him in our lives. The bigger your God is the smaller your challenges become. Grow in your worship by setting time to sing unto the Lord and lavish God with your praises. God responds to those that worship Him by showing up in their praises. He comes into your situation as a result of your worship. Do you want to grow in loving Jesus? Begin by growing in your worship and the rest will follow.
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 22:1-4 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them.
DEVOTION PRAYER: My Jesus, I love You and that’s why I worship You. May I grow in worshiping You in spirit and truth, hallelujah!