First and foremost pray. That was Paul’s message to Timothy. Pray for whom we ask–Kings and everyone in authority. What a great way to start a discussion of Worship. From Paul’s perspective prayer is the heart of worship. Prayer is talking to God. intimate communication with our Creator, Savior, and Lord. Without prayer, we are floating aimlessly through life. It is a great gift to be able to praise, thank, confess, and seek out God’s direction for our lives. The Church simply does not function in an environment that is void of prayer and worship.
Worship is an attitude of gratefulness and intimacy with God. We long to be like Him and with Him more than anything else. We focus on who God is not how we are dressed or who we can impress. We simply seek to know God and become like Him in our thoughts, speech, and actions. Because of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection, we are able to approach God’s throne with our deepest needs and concerns. He wants that and is glad to welcome us to share our hearts and desires.
In that, we need to approach with a humble heart and a spirit of thanksgiving. We need to trust the Lord to do what is the best fo our lives. He is not “Amazon” where we make our 1 click orders. No, He is our Heavenly Father that wants to prepare us for an eternity with Him. We are blessed to approach Him and long to worship Him. Help me, Lord to approach You with the proper spirit of worship.
God Bless You
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, 10 but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.