Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Worship Fully - Day 4 (Luke 1:67-79)

Luke 1:67-79

Zechariah and his wife, Elizabeth, were very old before they conceived the child who would become John the Baptist. God gave them a great miracle for which they were both very thankful. Zechariah, however, lost his ability to speak until after the birth of John because he did not believe the angel who brought the news that Elizabeth would bear a child.

Today's scripture records the first words that Zechariah speaks after John's birth. Zechariah has had at least nine months to think of all the things he should have said when God's graciousness was announced to him. At the very first opportunity he has to speak, Zechariah's words are solely in praise of God.

How do we respond when God does amazing things for us? Do we turn to praise Him only momentarily and then move on to complain about the next 'problem' in our lives? Are we thankful that He has taken notice of us at all or are we filled with a sense of entitlement and expect God to fix everything for us and turn away from Him if he doesn't?

We are more loved than we can ever know by the Most High God- the Creator of everything. We should worship Him with unending praise simply because He is our creator. The fact that He cares for us should astound and overwhelm us.

Take time today to worship our God and our King. Even if it is for just a few minutes. Give our magnificent, steadfast, loving God the worship that is His due.


Father God, forgive us for inflating our importance and being so self- involved. Help us to reach outside of ourselves to truly worship and honor you today and every day. Amen


Anonymous December 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM  

It is amazing to me that God, who created everything, including the most amazing miracle of life, the universe, etc. has made himself available to us at such a personal level. Can you imagine the President, or the Queen, or the CEO of the most powerful company in the world, making themselves available at any time for us?