One of my favorite scriptures is one God led me to a few years ago, it is found in Psalm 34:9 and it says; worship God if you want the best; worship opens doors to all His goodness.

God had been talking to me recently about a subject He revealed to me several years ago; no worship, no rain. If there is no rain, there is no harvest, it’s that simple. To have a harvest we must have rain. We see this in Zechariah 14:17. And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain.

One of the most challenging things for me has often been to not get caught up in work and neglect my intimate times with God. Years ago, I heard someone say, “if the devil can’t stop you from moving forward, he will get behind you and push.” This statement made perfect sense to me.

You see, my problem doesn’t come during the battle, no, my mind is stayed upon God and His Word at those times. Nor does my problem come when things are lacking. My eyes are on God entirely then. My challenge comes when things are going well, and work is pouring in. I get busy with the things of life and at times, neglect my time with God. Now keep in mind, I do ministry work. I used to justify this by thinking, I am working for You God, doing Your work. But that doesn’t cut it with God.

I would get so busy working for God that I wasn’t spending any time with God. Always remember this about God, He is a jealous God. If we spend more time on anything but Him, He will let us know, and that includes spending more time on the good things He has brought into our life.

Remember Abraham and Isaac? God had to know if Abraham would love God more than the promise, God, Himself had given him. And Abraham proved faithful to his love for God.

As I was reading and re-reading the scripture in Psalm 34:9, I felt led to read it in the Message Bible; it says, worship God if you want the best. Worship opens doors to all His goodness.

In my own life, I have seen worship open new doors for me. However, I had never seen it in scripture. I found a truth, one I had already lived, is scriptural!

The subject of worship always takes me back to a time when God blessed me beyond what I could imagine. Just weeks before that day, I felt compelled to worship. God would wake me up in the middle of the night and quietly whisper to me, “come, worship Me.” I would crawl out of bed, walk into my living room, get on my knees, and begin to sing to the Lord. I would sing from the depths of my soul until I felt the satisfaction of the Lord. I knew, somehow, that at the moment He was satisfied with my worship. Then I would go back to bed a sleep a few more hours. This went on night after night for a couple months. After that time of worship, everything in my life changed. The atmosphere in my home even changed drastically. His presence, His manifested presence, permeated my home. Everyone that came in could feel it. It was tangible.

My friends, if you are feeling drawn to worship God, don’t hesitate. He wants to open doors of His goodness to you. Worship Him. The Bible says that His blessings make one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. His way is the smooth way. His way is the best way. One of His ways of opening doors come through times of worship.

Doors of His goodness, we all need them, don’t we? One of my favorite scriptures says, I would have lost heart if I had not believed I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

I know when I worship God, I will see His goodness. I have known that for years from experience. Now I see it in scripture. My worship to my God opens those doors of His goodness. That goodness is poured out in my life as I spend intimate times with Him.

Don’t save your worship for the church service on Sunday or Wednesday. Make worship a part of your days. Don’t wait for a crowd or a worship team. Set aside intimate times with Him, just you and Him. When you make worshipping Him a part of your day, His goodness becomes a part of your life. God will open doors for you that only come through intimate times alone with Him. And like it was with me, everything and I do mean everything, will change.