Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up… (Psalm 68:19a)
Life can be an emotional and spiritual roller coaster. Its ups and downs can make it difficult to get a grip on what’s happening in our souls. As a result, our perception of God, ourselves, and the world around us becomes cluttered, and spiritual confusion prevails.
The answer for this problem? God’s daily presence.
Our first priority as Christ-followers is to spend time in God’s presence each day. He has made Himself available to us through His Word and through prayer. We must therefore draw near to Him through these means of grace as often as we can, knowing that He will surely draw near to us (Jas. 4:8).
Daily worship cuts through our spiritual confusion. Through it, God provides everything we need to be steadfast amidst life’s ups and downs. True confidence and stability come from Him alone. Or as one Christian writer put it, “What a man is on his knees before God, that he is and nothing more.” Indeed, our lives ought to be conducted as if everything depends upon God’s presence—because it does! And so should our worship gatherings, for that matter.
How you relate to God throughout the week will impact how you relate to Him on Sunday. If our hearts are daily inclined toward His presence, we will more readily worship Him on Sunday morning. If we’re in the Word on a daily basis, we’ll likely find ourselves longing to hear from Him on Sunday morning.
So what about you? Is God daily bearing you up (Ps. 68:19)? Is His presence as important to you Monday through Saturday as it is on Sunday? True worship isn’t a switch that can remain off all week only to be magically flipped on as soon as we walk into church. Therefore, we must be intentional to worship in God’s presence each day. After all, Jesus made it clear: that’s what God is seeking from us (John 4:23).
Set List for Sunday, January 14, 2018:
Only King Forever by Elevation Worship (C. Brown, M. Brock, S. Furtick, W. Joye)
Love Shines by Austin Stone Worship (M. Carter, P. Edsel, A. Ivey)
Nothing But The Blood (R. Lowry)
Come Thou Fount ( R. Robinson)
Jesus Lifted High by Austin Stone Worship (A. Ivey, M. Dawes)
No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music (J. Case, J. Helser, B. Johnson)
You can also listen to a playlist of LifePoint’s current song rotation on Spotify.