Recently I was worshipping and felt that all I was doing was “dumping” my stuff on the Lord. I think He’s okay with that. He says, “Come to Me all who are weary…Cast your cares upon Me…” So “dumping” is often a good thing. But on this occasion I felt He wanted me to worship Him with no agenda.
Just because He’s great. Just because of who He is.
As a matter of fact, one way He wins my battles is for me to sit before Him and enjoy Him. Psalm 23:5 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” An amazing picture of enemies and battle all around me but sitting and feasting on God’s presence.
As I minister to Him, He ministers to me and fights for me.
So as You spend time with Him today, come with no agenda. Save the prayer list for later (it’s important, too!) and just sit before Him.
You’ll be astounded at what gets accomplished.
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It becomes so formulaic at times, doesn’t it? “Dear God, here’s what’s on my heart…and I lift up so & so…and bless so & so…and would You please…? Thanks. Love, me.”
While intercessory prayer is undoubtedly important, I often forget that He also requires me to worship Him, foremost. Especially this time if year, can I not spend time watching and waiting for Him? Even one hour of just sitting before God, without a set agenda of my own?
Good stuff, Ben. I’m thankful He used you to remind me of this!
I needed this word today. He is amazing and worthy of our worship for Who He is and even more for what He has done for us.
Thank you for reading, Connie :).