Is There Something Missing?

Southaven, Ms

By: Mike Upchurch

Is there a void in your life?  Do you feel incomplete sometimes?  Well, do you know what’s missing in many peoples lives?  

Worship

Not ordinary worship, but True Worship. Oh, most people do worship. But their worship is misplaced. They might worship their possessions. Perhaps they worship a car or truck, or their dream home they worked a lifetime to build. Maybe they worship their mate or companion. Maybe their pets are the focus of their adoration. Maybe they worship nature; lakes or rivers of water, or mountains or deep forests. By worship I mean they simply can’t wait to get back to those places which give them quiet, peace, or satisfaction, and they would live there if they could. 

There are many things we tend to worship in our lives. But true worship, worship that is life changing, is when you worship your Creator. Not by singing a sixty year old hymn as you stand and look around while in a crowd….but by closing your eyes and dwelling on Him as an object of your worship and adoration. To be in love with your object of worship. To just be in awe of Him for a few moments.  That is worship. 

Try this today. If you don’t know how to worship simply go to YouTube and plug in some of these titles in the search bar…..

None but Jesus  (Hillsong)

Hosanna  (Hillsong Australia) 

Breathe (Michael W Smith) 

Beautiful Savior (Planetshakers) 

Play any one or all of them with your eyes closed while thinking upon the Lord. Get lost for a moment in who He is. Whisper that you love Him. Tell Him how in awe you are of Him.   

If you’re not in love with Him, it’s only because you don’t know Him. To know Him is to love Him. Learn about Him in His word. Read the Psalms. Read the Gospel of John. Understand who God is and try, if you can, to comprehend the depth of His power, His wisdom, and His love for you. 

That God you’ll read of is the One who fashioned the intricate and beautiful colors of the feathers of a hummingbird for example, and designed their heart and muscle system to support the incredible speed of their wings.  He designed the endless and timely repetition of day and night and the Seasons as well, through the orbit, rotation, and the tilting of the axis of the earth.  He created wind and tides and gentle refreshing breezes. He designed the wonder of flight for birds, strength and cunning for predators, and the instinctive love a mother in the animal kingdom has for its offspring. He gives life to all living things and is protective and a good caretaker of all His creation. 

And He is the God who also fashioned you, then created a plan whereby you might be saved so that you can spend all of eternity with Him. If you don’t accept that plan, the one of His Son Jesus dying for you, then you’ll not be allowed in Heaven. His rules not mine.  So learn who He really is.  Seek Him. You’ll find Him. Then worship Him. 

Worship. It’s what we’re commanded to do!

“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His footstool; holy is He.

Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His holy hill, for holy is the LORD our God.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭99:5, 9

“You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:3-6

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

‭‭John‬ ‭4:24

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:28‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Worship is life changing when the object of your worship is Him. You’ll see when you enter in to true worship, and yes, it will change you!

And that’s the way I see it!

Pastor Mike