In The Secret place…
Have you ever made something? Have you ever created something? Have you ever been in art class? We create things all the time, and when we create things we create them with a purpose. I have made things because I needed them to preform a purpose, I had a need that they would fill. Art is the same way when we create art it creates an outlet for an expression that we longed to share. Now think about you, you were created by God, don’t you think that you were created for a purpose. Do you think that God creates to just create or does He the great creator create with a purpose in mind. 1 Chronicles 16:28-29 tells us this 28 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength,29 ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name. Bring an offering and come before him; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. In other words we were created to worship God. It is in us and lives there with us at all times!
When something was created with a purpose it is only working as it should when it lives out it’s purpose. So do you worship God, do you do it in private, do you do it in public with others? We were made to worship God and when we worship God, we reflect God to the world around us. Our worship pleases the Lord. There is real strength when believers bring a corporate offering of praise to God in the church. God receives our worship and He sees that we are living out our purpose.
Do you worship God in private where no one will ever know that you have worshiped God except God? It is a powerful thing when we get along with God and just give Him glory and praise. We all need to grow our personal relationship with God in the secret places, theses times when it is just God and you.
I love these times, like when one of my children have a nightmare and I go to there bed and worship God singing them back to sleep in the protection of God’s arms. They may fall right back to sleep, but I will continue to worship God and talk to Him for another hour or so. My child knows nothing of this for they have fallen asleep. But in the quite still moments God and I just hang and I praise His name to the darkness. Worshiping God in the quite places is a powerful thing that changes us from the inside out. When we develop good habits of hanging with God and giving Him praise it helps us see what we were created for. Give it a try this week, in a quite and secret place just worship God and tell Him how great He is. Sing to Him a worship song, or create your own song to give Him praise. This is a special time where you just focus on how great He is. Take some time this week and just give Him praise. It is what you were made for!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders