Almost Heaven: A Home of Worship

Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination.  As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God.  But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven.  It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.

This is day thirty-one from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”.  Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.

Almost Heaven:
A Home of Worship

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11 (NIV)

What first comes to mind when you read the word, “worship”?  Why?  Would that first thought be accurate?  Would it be complete?  How often is the worship of God on your mind?  Why?  Is it possible to worship God without singing?  Is it possible to sing worship songs without worshipping?  What is required for worship to take place?  Are you sure?  What would a home of worship look and sound like to you?  How can you make your current home be one of greater worship?

I’m not trying to reignite any old “worship wars” here, because frankly none of the ones I am familiar with really had much to do with worship.  Our worship of God is our expression to Him of His worth.  This ought to take place through every activity we are involved in and with every fiber of our being.  God says that His Son was given a name above all others so that the very name of Jesus would receive worship in heaven, on earth, and even under the earth.  As you pray, ask God to fill you with expressions of worship as you consider His Son, Jesus.  Pray that you would not confine worship to any one place or activity but that your life would be worship.

In prayer,

Tom

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