It’s Yours

My, Devotion to Him #233

Verse Passage: Revelation 5:12 “In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” – NIV

Have you noticed that it’s so easy to get caught up in earthly duties? I know I’ve covered that topic more than a few times. It remains a fault of ours. As of late I have been working in an insurance office. It’s amazing almost every day how the hours pass by. Sometimes when I look at the clock to check the time, many hours have gone by and it didn’t even seem like it. My daughter turned two and it has felt like it was only yesterday I was holding her little five pound body in my hands. So worried and nervous because she was so little. Both hands around her and holding her ever so close. Now she’s walking/running around, getting into any and everything. New facial expressions and words every day and I just can’t believe how much time has went by. We moved to Tennessee three years ago and it doesn’t seem so. Mariah and I have been married for five years going on six in may and it seems the other day I watched her walk in the room glowing with happiness and radiating with love. It was that day I said “I do”. Looking back at different moments in life we can see how fast time has flown. So it really should be no surprise how our daily routine fills out days and it can be so easy to overlook and not accomplish any heavenly duties.

The problem I’ve seen is we tend to see where our problems come from instead of where our help comes from. Many have fixed their eyes upon their problems and dare not look away for there is uncertainty in their mist. 

Worship has the power to change that. It can take our eyes off the petty and daily routine within minutes and change our perspective. In changing our perspective we change our view. A view no longer gazing at the problems or where they come from but instead a new view or window in which we can see God. We can see God’s ability, His power, and His promises. 

I believe it’s ever so important to use your voice during a time of worship (this is not just for Sunday worship) In using our voice we are declaring God’s promises with words and there is power in the tongue. The bible says there is life and death in the tongue. So when we get into worship we force ourselves to take our eyes off the problems and where they come from and instead fix them on God in which is where our help comes from. Then with our voices we are declaring His promises. In speaking we are taking action on not only our faith but His holy and true Word! Wow. Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that what we are needing to do this very moment. In another manner when we use our voices during worship we are not only declaring His promises but we are also ascribing (attributing) to Him and His glory! We are not performing, but rather practicing. It’s an intentional effort on our end to make our life about more than just our selfish selves. 

Jesus, who was and is the Holy Lamb of God died not so we could live a life based on our preferences, instead giving us a life in which we can live built on His solid promises. So, no matter what you are going through, remember there is a vast amount of power within worship itself. Take some time to get into the worship of the King. Allow this worship time to change your perspective and remind you that there is only one who can sit and does sit on the highest of thrones. There is only one who sits on the true throne. Remind yourself that person is not you.

God bless.

Copyright © 2020 by Jacob Olinger

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