Worship to Make Him Known
The primary purpose of worship is to minister thanksgiving to the Lord. However, there are many, many additional reasons why we praise and worship Him. One of the most powerful aspects of worship is that, while we minister to the Lord, we’re also ministering to each other.
“Faith comes by hearing” Paul wrote in Romans 10:17. When you worship the Lord, thanking and extoling Him for the things He has done, you are testifying to those who hear you—and that is a powerful and effective faith-building strategy!
In Psalm 40:1-3 David sang his testimony in the congregation saying, “I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my steps.”
But continuing on in his worship, David makes it clear that the victory and rescue and faithfulness of God wasn’t just for him. David knew the world needed to hear of this powerful testimony as well, so he put it to music! “He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; many will see it, and fear, and will trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:3)
Praise and worship are faith-building in two ways:
1) When we sing the Scriptures, our spirit hears these and becomes strengthened because, indeed, faith comes by hearing the words of Christ.
2) When we sing a testimony, we are speaking prophetically, as the Bible notes in Revelation 19:10 that “…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Our worship is a testimony that what God has done for one, He will do for all – save, heal, restore, rescue, provide, bless, protect—and more!
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