Worship the Lord with Your Life

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy… – Jude 24

Faith is at the heart of worship. In her classic daily devotional Streams in the Desert, Mrs. Charles E. Cowman records a story that focuses on giving God praise. The story is of a woman named Nancy who “earned a precarious living by hard daily labor; but who was a joyous triumphant Christian.”

One day, a gloomy friend said to her, “It is well enough to be happy now, but I should think the thought of your future would sober you. Only suppose, for instance, you should have a spell of sickness and are unable to work. Or suppose your present employer moves away and no one else gives you anything to do. Suppose . . .”

Nancy knew where the conversation was going and raised her hand to interrupt her friend. “Stop! I never use the word suppose. The Lord is my Shepherd, and I know that I shall not want. It is all your ‘supposing’ that is making you so miserable. You had better give them up and just trust the Lord.”

We worship God with our lives—not just with the songs we sing on Sunday morning, but with the way we live each day, including the way we greet others and talk about what God is doing in us.

Instead of thinking about what could happen, enjoy the goodness of this day and worship God for His faithfulness. He stands watch over your life and gives you promises that will hold true for eternity. Therefore, worship the Lord, and He will bless you in ways far greater than you can imagine.