ARCHBISHOP AND PRESIDING PRELATE
His Beatitude Sir Godfrey Gregg DD
To worship in truth we must:
- Have purity of heart
- Deal with any sin in our hearts and repent
- Have a spirit of humility
- Have a spirit of submission to the will of God
- Have a spirit of obedience
- Have a spirit of commitment
- Have a sense of wonder of who He is and have a sense of awe in His presence
- Have an awareness of God’s presence and be overwhelmed by His majesty
- Be speechless in His presence and allow Him to speak to us
True worship is not about us but it’s all about God. We cannot worship God in truth with sin in our lives or if there is self-will in our hearts, because it is about God’s will for us and not the other way around.
The Bible warns us not to worship anyone or anything else. We are not to worship, saints, statues, angels, money, or celebrities. Anyone or any thing that becomes more important than God, and turns our hearts away from Him is an idol or a false god. God says in Exodus 20:2-3 “I am the LORD your God …..You shall have no other gods before me.” When the devil tried to tempt Jesus in Matthew 4:10, Jesus rebuked him and said, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” If we choose to worship false gods, God’s word says in Jonah 2:8 “Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies.” I certainly don’t want to live my life without God’s mercy! I want all of Him now and forever. Put your shoulder to the wheel and Let God do the rest.
Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD! (Psalm 150:1-6 NKJ)