Make Worshipping God Your Priority No Matter Your Needs
Many times we feel overwhelmed by our needs and pray so desperately and incessantly about them that we lose our joy and the essence of our relationship with God. Rather than do that, make worshipping God your priority no matter your needs.
We were created to love and worship God. His blessings, His answering our prayers and meeting our needs naturally flow from that. Heck, He evens blesses those who don’t acknowledge Him as He does with the sun, the rain and other elements.
When we lack this understanding or feel so pressed that we forget this, we put the cart before the horse. It’s like we are saying, “Until I’m healed, until my bills are paid, etc., I will only talk to God about them.”
But in doing this, we’re hurting God and cheating ourselves. God longs for our company. He wants to hear our petitions but more than that, He yearns for our praise and declarations of love for Him.
My brother, my sister, it’s the relationship that counts. Once I was praying so hard for something and my friend told me to give it a rest because it was preventing me from enjoying worship and my entire fellowship with the Lord. I realised she was right and took her advice.
Gritting my teeth and praying day and night wasn’t improving the situation I was praying about. It was only making me frustrated and miserable.
Always remember that God is faithful and He longs to bless you more than you want to be blessed. In fact, He loves you more than you could ever love yourself.
Just give priority to worshipping and glorifying Him. Ask Him for what you need in the process but do that with the confidence that He hears you. And submit to His timing thereafter, knowing that He will bless you in His perfect time.
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.” – Revelation 4:11
“Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” – Psalms 5:12
“… He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” – Matthew 5:45
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5
“2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.” – Psalm 95:2-3
“Anyone who sacrifices thank offerings to me honors me. He makes it possible for me to show him that I am the God who saves.” – Psalm 50:23 (New International Reader’s Version)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:32
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” – 1 John 5:14
“When the right time comes, I will make this happen quickly. I am the Lord!” – Isaiah 60:22b (Good News Translation)
All the scriptures used in this post are from the New International Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.