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Pure Worship

Cheryl is a licensed, ordained minister and has a BA in Psychology and Church ministry.

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Worship is power

Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. Psalm 107:32

Many Christians enjoy getting their praise on because they can jump, run, sing, and dance. The Bible tells us that David danced out of His clothing. (2 Samuel 6:14 -23). Those who are worshipers have quite a different experience. When the total focus in on exalting Him, worship can become powerful. Hands are lifted and tears begin to fall. Even grown men cry in His presence. Some fall to their knees, while others lay prostrate, soaking up the glory of the Lord. Consider the lyrics to one of the songs in the video.

I just want to praise you
Lifted my hands say i love you
You are everything to me
And i exalt your holy name
I exalt your holy name
I exalt your holy name on high
O i just want to praise you
Lifted my hands and say i love you
You are everything to me
And i exalt your holy name on high

Exalting Him

One of the most powerful worship songs that I have experienced is We exalt thee. The only version I could find online is within the worship medley in the video.

Philippians 2:9-12 NKJV

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

I love this version because all other versions say God has given Him a name, but NKJ says he has THE Name above every name. Think about the first sentence. God has highly exalted Him. That's powerful and when we sing songs that highly exalt Him, He responds.

Believers are called to lift up the Name of Jesus and not a pastor, bishop, church, fellowship, or denomination. Isaiah 42:8 I alone am the LORD your God. No other god may share my glory; I will not let idols share my praise.

This is why I cringe when I hear pastors going on and on about other preachers and giving shout outs to their spiritual fathers before they preach.

Lift His Name on high

Lord I lift Your Name on high

Lord I love to sing Your praises

I.m so glad You're in my lifeI'm so glad You came to save us

You came from heaven to earth to show the way

From the earth to the cross our debts to pay

From the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sku

Lord I lift your Name on high

Exodus 15:2 he LORD [is] my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he [is] my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.


You should be desperate for Him lost without Him

Pure worship is when you crave His presence and want to be surrounded by His glory. There is no agenda except to be totally absorbed by the anointing. You should feel lost when you go too long without Him.

Psalm 118:28 Thou [art] my God, and I will praise thee: [thou art] my God, I will exalt thee.

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship TheeYou're my friend
And You are my brother
Even though You are a King
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything

I want You more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye

You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship Thee


A heart of worship

it is truly time for believers to have a heart of worship where it's all about Jesus. Lay down the idols of your title, degree, ministry positions, your spiritual leader or the building. Repent for what you have made it and give Him pure praise and worship. Don't be like Cain whose offering was rejected but be like Abel whose offering was accepted. Make it all about Him.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

Comments

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 26, 2020:

I love the songs you chose for this article. I have never danced out of my clothes but listening to parise music sure makes it feel like I am connecting with the Lord.

You make some good points about worship and these songs are perfect, Cheryl.