Luke 2:13-14  Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising
God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."

If you want to see God do immeasurably more through you than you could ever ask or imagine then you first have to make room. Worship unifies us with God and others. When we put God first, we start to see ourselves, others, and the world the way God sees us. When we start to see the way God sees, we start to love the way God loves. Worship doesn’t just help us better love God, worship empowers us to better love people.

When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well in John 4 He said

"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:23-24)

The Wonderful Counselor guides the conversation to the heart of the matter: worship. In the verses that follow you will notice that, not only did the woman gain strength through her meeting with Jesus, but one could say that it strengthened and encouraged Jesus too. Jesus tells his disciples, who had just come back with food, that he was already full (v. 34).  

Imagine that - your worship is satisfying to God. It is pleasing to Him. And it renews your strength for ministry. When we choose to worship Him, it changes everything.

Identify one thing you can do for the next two weeks to put God first. Maybe it’s listening only to worship music. Maybe you start every morning by reading a Bible Plan and praying. Maybe you choose to worship God through the tithe by putting Him first with your money. Choose to do one thing every day for the next two weeks that will help you put God first.



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