What Our Praise Means to God

Have you ever truly thought about what our time with the Lord means to Him?

I have known for years that God loves and longs for our praise and worship; but it never truly hit home until this morning just how much He does love us.

I had read books on beginning our time with the Lord praising God because He loves receiving our worship. These writers had explained that we should not just run to God with our list of requests without first getting our own hearts in the proper attitude first. But I had never really understood just what that meant.

It wasn’t until a week or so ago that I was watching a show on TV and the pastor was talking about his quiet time with the Lord and explaining how he had allowed his hectic life to steal the time he had set aside to enter God’s presence. He said that he used to begin this time in worship, singing praise songs to his Savior; but that he had stopped doing that and just went right into reading his Bible and praying. He said that one day God asked him about it, reminding him that he used to spend time singing praises and that he needed to start doing so again.

That struck me as a light bulb going off and I began to play some songs on my ipod before going into our prayer and Bible study time.

And then this morning as I sat in the near dark, listening through headphones to “What A Beautiful Name” I had a clear picture of Jesus standing in heaven, looking down on the world of men. His love and longing for us was so clear and His yearning to be a part of our lives was palpable as He watched us going about our day to day lives with no thought for Him.

The words to the song are :

** “You didn’t want heaven without us, So Jesus You brought heaven down
My sin was great, Your love was greater; what can separate us now?”

I could see the decision reach Him of what He needed to do, and He came to this earth to try and reach us lost souls. My mind’s eye replayed His life from birth in that cave, His walk among us as the Creator of the universe and the lover of our souls, to His tortuous death on the cross to cover the cost of our sin and shame.

All because He loves us with an everlasting love and wants more than anything to be able to be in our lives.

I will never again start my day without praising and worshiping Him for all that He has done for me and for all that He is to me.

I pray you have a blessed day.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2020

** Words and Music by
Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood
© 2016 Hillsong Music Publishing.
CCLI Song No. 7068424

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