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Created With a Purpose

Created With A Purpose
Singing Praises Unto The Lord

Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalms 29:2 (NKJV)

For the last 17 years I have been blessed to be a part of a business making aftermarket parts for off-road motorcycles and ATV's.  When we make our parts I will usually start by purchasing a motorcycle to fit the parts and eventually use it to display the new parts on it.  In addition to our proprietary parts these bikes are usually equipped with many other cool aftermarket parts, making them the ultimate bike to ride.  As cool as these bikes are it is sad because we cannot use them, as they need to be in prime condition for the magazine articles and various photo shoots we will do to promote our new parts. 

When I think about how these bikes were created for a specific purpose I can immediately draw a parallel to us as Christian men and women.  God created us for a purpose as well but just like those fancy magazine bikes sitting in the warehouse fitted with the latest cool accessories we can find ourselves never being used either.   I think it is important for us to continually think how each of us has been uniquely and perfectly created to worship God.

"You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created." Revelation 4:11 (NKJV)

Q:    In what way were we created to worship God as Christian men and women?

Well, actually everything we do can be an act of worship; how we work, act, speak, and treat others are just a few ways.  Colossians 3:16 reminds us to let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lordso singing praise songs unto God is a great way to worship Him as well.  

The emphasis intended here is on our willingness to utilize our bodies for the thing they were created forto glorify God and to live for Him and not ourselves.  We were redeemed by the work on the Cross of Calvary.  We have been bought and paid for.  This in itself is reason to praise and worship God.

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Corinthians 6:20 (NKJV)

One more thing we should know about our worshiping God; our worship isn't just a blessing to God it has a purpose and effect upon us as well.  For example, when we sing praises to Him, we find our anxiety, worry, and fear will flee from our presence.  There is a spiritual healing taking place that could not otherwise transpire. Give it a try the next time you find yourself stressed out from worry, doubt or fear, find your favorite praise song and begin praising the Lord, and see what happens.  You'll be blessed!

I want to encourage you today to always remember why God made you.  Let's not end up like them magazine bikes in the warehousenever being used for the purpose they were created.  Let's choose to worship and glorify the One who is worthy.  

STUDY QUESTION: According to Revelation 4:11 what is the Lord worthy of?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you find yourself singing secular songs more than Christian praise and worship music?

APPLICATION: Take the challenge, sing unto the Lord, and make your song a prayer of praise.  Watch what happens to your attitude and countenance.

Father, thank You for giving me a heart that desires to worship You with praise.  Thank You for the healing that takes place when I sing to You.  May my songs of worship be a sweet sound unto you.  In Jesus' precious name, amen...

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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