You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. – Psalm 22:3
Worship isn’t simply an event or a place—it’s an orientation. It’s a way of life. It’s the result of our decision to exalt God above everything else. We realize and acknowledge that God is truly great and worthy of all praise.
One of the major benefits of worship is that when we draw near to God, He draws near to us. This is why worship is crucial to the life of a believer. If we don’t worship God on a regular basis, we won’t sense His closeness and we won’t know which way to turn when trouble comes. We won’t enjoy free, peace-filled lives because we won’t be in tune with His Spirit. Instead, we must learn how to walk each day in the light of His grace and unconditional love.
Israel learned the importance of worship in the desert, where they were prepared by God to enter the Promised Land. They carried the altar of God with them. When they stopped to make camp, they began by setting up the altar and the surrounding tent. They didn’t wait until the Sabbath to worship. They realized the importance of worshipping the One who held their lives fast within His hands.
Do you have this same attitude toward worship? God doesn’t need us, but we definitely need Him. The one place where you can learn the most about God’s infinite love and care for you is in times of worship.