The Lord has laid on my heart that worship is the highest form of prayer. The
highest form of prayer is not in our asking petitions, raising our needs that we
would like to see met, nor is it in praying for others that we rise to that high
level. It is in worship and praise of our Father, God. It is God’s heart that we
be so focused on Him, that He holds first place in our praise and affections. God
said “I will have no other god before Me.” Have you ministered to the heart of God,
worshipping and praising Him in His holiness lately? There have been times in our
church where God has asked me if I will just take all the time to worship and praise
Him. There are so many things in my heart to praise God for, that it is not a difficult
thing for me to do.
I am so thankful that God chose me. It isn’t that I choose God. If God did not
draw each one of us to Jesus, none of us could be saved, according to Jesus’ words
in John 6:44.
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will
raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all
taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father,
cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, save He which is of God, He
hath seen the Father. Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that believeth on Me hath
everlasting life. John 6:44-47
Titus 2:11 declares “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared
to all men.” Nobody is left out. All can be saved.
That grace came through Jesus. He lived a perfect life, never having sinned.
Then He died on the cross shedding His pure sinless blood. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says
that “God made Jesus Who knew no sin to become sin for us, that we might become the
righteousness of God in Him.” I praise God for the way made sure by Jesus, Who fulfilled
God’s plan on earth that I might be born again. Adam and Eve, when they fell in the
Garden of Eden by eating the forbidden fruit, were removed from God’s Kingdom. They
were taken out of God’s Kingdom and placed into Satan’s domain. We all were born
under Satan’s domain because of the sin of Adam and Eve. However, as we accept Jesus
as our Lord and Savior, we are born again into the Kingdom of God, to live eternally
with Him. I worship and praise God today, because I know my future is settled. If
I were to die this very day, I know where I am going. I am going to live eternally
with my precious Lord and Savior, Jesus, making Heaven my home.
If you have not yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can do so today.
To find out how to do that, click on Are You Ready?
How can I not worship and praise God today? My sins, which were many, are all
washed away. The Bible in Ephesians 2:4-10 actually says that while I was yet in
sin, Jesus became sin for me. I am so thankful that Jesus paid the price for me.
My penalty was laid on Him. He has already born the penalty that should have been
laid on me for my sins. I don’t have to pay for my sins. Jesus has already done it
Then I see all the promises that belong to me that God placed in His Word, the Bible.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus
our Lord. According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain
unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory
and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that
by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption
that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:2-4
God gave us His precious promises so that we could, by those promises, partake
of the divine nature of God and escape the snares and traps that lusting after the
things of the world will bring. Glory be to the Father God, the Almighty Living God
of the Universe, my Creator and my Lord!! Anywhere I can see a promise in His Word,
I can know that is His will and plan for me.
Look again at 2 Peter 1:3. This says that God has given us all things that pertain
to life and godliness. That means that I have everything I need for my life, my every
day living, and my health, because God has already provided it for me. Also included
in that is my godliness. To me that means that He has given me whatever I will need
to walk holy and right as a child of the Living God.
I believe that we are in the last days. Jesus is coming back for a church without
spot or wrinkle. Jesus is the head. The church is the body. You and I as children
of God, are the church, the body of Christ. If Jesus is coming back for a church
without spot or wrinkle, then we need to partake of what God has put into place for
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but
now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and do of His good pleasure. Philippians
The above Scripture says that we are to work out our own salvation with fear
and trembling, for God is all the while working in us to will and do of His good
pleasure. Yes, we make choices to go on for God, but God is all the while working
in each one of us to see that we make it. I praise God for that. I praise Him that
He didn’t leave it to me to have to have the will power and strength in myself to
always make the right decision for the glory of God.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed
into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2
We can praise and worship God because He’s changing us into His image. He is
working His glory in us to come up higher in Him.
I am not ashamed: for I know Whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able
to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2
Glory be to God! He is seeing to me. I, like Paul, trust Him to keep all that
I have committed to Him, and walk me through the valley to the glorious day of my
eternity with Him. O, I thank Him for that. I feel so blessed. I worship You, Father,
The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul
and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful
is He that calleth you, who also will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Sometimes I look at the journey and know in my own strength and power, I would
never make it. The Scripture above is a prayer written by Paul, declaring that the
very God of peace would sanctify them wholly. Sanctify means to be set apart to Him.
Paul prayed that they would be preserved blameless. That means that I can be preserved
blameless. Praise God. God is faithful, and Paul said that if God has called us that
He would finish out the work in us to become that body without spot of wrinkle. All
Glory be to God! We know our spirit man becomes born again when we accept Jesus as
our Lord and Savior, so we can see our spirits blameless in Jesus. But the soul,
our mind, will, and emotions, now that is another story. Praise God, that God can
look at us in all our human frailties, and see us transformed from glory to glory
to become that perfect blameless one. Thank You, Jesus. Work your glory in each one
of us to become that perfect vessel for You and Your Kingdom. God is able to keep
us on track, as we seek His face and walk in obedience to His leading. Aren’t you
thankful that we don’t have to walk this life apart from Him. I praise God, that
we can all go in His strength.
Everything that Jesus put in place at Calvary belongs to us. Isaiah 53 shows
us what belongs to us because Jesus was faithful to die on the cross in our place.
Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was
bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with
His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5
That is all part of our atonement. It is what Jesus put in place for all of
us. He chose to sacrifice Himself, taking all the wounds, the bruises, and the chastisement
upon Himself so we could walk free. Jesus bought us back from Satan, redeemed us
through His pure sinless blood, and took the stripes upon His back that tore into
His flesh so you and I could be healed. Praise God! Before I was born again, I remember
very clearly how it was to have no peace in my life. Fear and worry were my constant
companions. BUT JESUS! Glory, Hallelujah! Jesus took upon Himself the chastisement
that should have been mine, so that I could have peace. I treasure peace. Thank You,
Jesus for bringing me peace.
I worship Father, God today for sending Jesus, His one and only Son, to pay
the price for me. I worship Jesus today for being faithful to the call of the Father
to make of Himself the sacrifice that bore once and for all the penalty of the sins
of the whole world. I worship Jesus for being obedient to the cross so I can partake
of His peace, His love, His redemption, His healing, His salvation, and His life
in me. I praise God because I don’t face lonely days any more. He is always with
I can face eternity today unafraid, because my Jesus lives and dwells in me
day by day. The following are some of His promises that I depend on every day.
Isaiah 26:3 - God will keep me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on Him,
and I trust Him.
I John 4:4 - Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.
Colossians 1:13:14 - He hath delivered me from the power of darkness and translated
me into the Kingdom of His dear Son.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.
Isaiah 48:17 - He teaches me to profit.
Psalm 23 - He leads me by still waters and restores my soul. Surely goodness and
mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the
Ephesians 4:20 - My God is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than I can ask
or think according to the power that works in me.
Psalm 32:8 - He instructs and teaches me where to go and guides me with His eye.
Hebrews 10:19 - I have access to enter into the Holiest where God is, through the
blood of Jesus.
Revelation 12:9-11 - I have overcoming power in the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and
the words of my testimony.
I John 2:20 - But you have an unction (or anointing) from the Holy One and you know
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 - But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto
us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according
as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Romans 6:14 - For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the
law, but under grace.
2 Peter 2:9 - The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to
reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
Deuteronomy 28 - The blessings of Abraham are mine.
I choose to say about myself what the Word of God says about me. It says that
I am an overcomer. Peace is mine. I am healed, delivered, and free because of the
blood of Jesus, and the beatings that He took for me. I am sanctified, redeemed,
justified, made righteous, and anointed to know truth. Jesus is made unto me the
wisdom of God. He is my High Priest, and He makes a way out of every temptation for
me. Sin’s power is broken in my life because I am no longer under the law, but I
am under the grace of Jesus.
How can I not but worship my wonderful blessed Savior and Lord, My Father God, and
the Holy Spirit that walks with me day by day?
How can I not worship Him in the beauty of His Holiness?
How can I not give Him the glory and honor due His name?
I rejoice because I am never alone, no matter where I might be. Jesus is always
with me. I don’t have to worry because I trust Him with my life and with the lives
of those whom I love. O, there are many other reasons why I praise and thank God,
for my family that loves me, my home, our daily provision, and on and on I could
go. But I am most thankful for, and worship and praise my God most for what He has
put in place for me in making me His child. Because of that, I don’t walk alone,
but am empowered by Him to be able to see and understand right choices. With Him
I am able to walk away from temptations and the traps of the devil because He strengthens
and enables me to do it. I can walk into His glorious light.
I praise and worship the Father today, because He is and He loves me with an
abiding and ever-faithful love. Will you praise God with me today for His great love
to us, His children?
If you don’t have peace and joy today, why not consider what you are doing with
the cares and concerns of life. If you are trying to carry them when God’s Word tells
you to cast all your cares on Him, then you are putting a burden on yourself that
God never meant for you to carry. Before I accepted Jesus, I had many days of strife,
confusion and fear. I now cherish the peace of God as a wonderful friend.
Another area of life that could cause you to be out of peace, is if God has
given you direction, and you are walking in disobedience. I have found that the most
blessed place in life to be is walking in obedience to what God has called me to
do. There is the pathway of peace and joy.
A further lack of peace could be the words of your mouth. As children of the
Living God, we need to be speaking the things that the Scriptures say about us, rather
than the bad report. Psalm 103:20 says that the angels hearken to the voice of the
Word. If you are saying all the negatives, things that you can see in the natural,
the angels have nothing to work with. By appropriating the blood of Jesus and keeping
our mouths saying what already belongs to us, we put ourselves in line to be overcomers.
It is the promises that God has given us that give us everything that pertains to
life and godliness. I praise God for His wonderful promises and all that He has put
in place for all of us. I always think that God could have done so much less, and
it still would have been wonderful. But He chose to do it all. He didn’t leave anything
out. O, Praise God with me!
God has given us everything that we need to succeed in this life. It is up to
us if we use it to bring the success to ourselves that He has purposed for us to
have. God loves you and is ever faithful to His Word. You can trust Him today.
FATHER GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD
WE WORSHIP YOU!!!
As I was writing this, God laid on my heart “Declare My Praise”, which is on the
next page. I think that it will bless you.