I can’t even begin to think about worship without thinking about King David. He was a man after the heart of God. He worshipped God when his enemy was hot on his trail. He worshipped God when he was in the middle of the sheep field all alone. He worshipped God with all his heart when his wife ridiculed him for his relationship with God. He worshipped God when he had no food and he worshipped God when he ate in plenty. He was a true worshipper.
One of those times that most sticks out in my mind is found in 2 Samuel 12. David had sinned against the Lord. He had a child with Bathsheba out of that sin. God sent a prophet to tell him that he would be judged and the child would die. David fasted and prayed and pled with God to spare the child, but the child died. What David did next was impressive to me.
The Bible says he stood up, washed himself off and worshipped God.
Nothing stopped David from worshipping God. And nothing should stop us. I have worshipped God the day after I buried my father, my brother and my sister. I have worshipped God when my business closed. I have worshipped God when it seemed my whole world was falling apart. And as I did – He always heals me and takes me to a higher place in Him. He has never failed me as I continue to worship Him no matter what. I know He will do the same for you.
A heart after God – that’s what we should all desire. A heart of a worshipper should be the desire of our heart. A heart that worships in good times and bad. A heart like David.
There are many ways to worship God. We can worship Him with song. We can worship Him with words. We can worship Him with our time. We can worship Him with our giving. We can worship Him with our heart, not saying a word. All I know is this: He is God and He is worthy of worship – worship should never be conditional. What I mean by that is you should not only worship God when things are going your way – you should worship Him at all times – simply because He is God and worthy to be worshipped.
Let’s use King David as our example and get up, wash ourselves off and worship God. The results will astound you.