December 9th

sacrifice of praiseREVELATION 11

O worship the Lord!

SCRIPTURE

v.16  “And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshipped God …..”

OBSERVATION

All sorts of situations may cause us to stop what we’re doing in order to worship God.  Maybe we worship when we see an awesome landscape or a spectacular sunset.  Maybe we worship when we look back and are absolutely amazed at what God has done in our lives.  The heavenly host worshipped God after the seventh trumpet proclaimed that the kingdoms of this world had been replaced by the kingdom of Christ who will reign forever.

APPLICATION

The twenty-four elders add their voice in recognition of ‘the One who is and who was’, uttering a thanksgiving to God for his power and might.  So often our prayer time is just a long string of requests.  More appropriate, though, would be to begin our prayers acknowledging and worshipping God for his omnipotence and all-embracing love.

PRAYER

Lord God Almighty, I worship you for your power and your mercy.  Make me mindful of who you are when I pray and make me thankful for all your goodness. Amen.