Worship God No Matter What
By Rick Warren
“That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven” (Daniel 2:19 NLT).
Most of us don’t really know what to do when we’re confronted by an impossible situation. Did you know that a teenage boy from thousands of years ago can help?
Over the past few devotionals, we’ve learned some incredible principles from how Daniel dealt with an impossible request by the most powerful king of his time period. So far we’ve seen Daniel model these four actions:
- Don’t panic, and then get all the facts.
- Ask for more time.
- Gather prayer partners.
- Ask God for supernatural help.
The next thing we learn from Daniel is to worship God.
It is important to understand that worship is much more than just music. There are thousands of ways to worship. Any time you turn your attention to God, that’s worship. When you express your love to God, that’s worship. You don’t have to be in church to worship.
When you worship God, you move your focus off of your problem and onto God.
The Bible says, “That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven” (Daniel 2:19 NLT).
The passage shows you how to worship God in the midst of a crisis. Specifically, Daniel did three things: He praised God for who he is (v. 20), honored God for what he does (v. 21-22), and thanked God for his help (v. 23).
That’s worship. Do that, and you’ll move the focus off of you and your problems and put it on God.
And he’s always where our focus should be.
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