One of the keys to true worship is position. The best way to be in the right position for worship is to understand position. We are to be in a certain place spiritually and mentally, and we are to see God in a certain place as well. We should in humble submission, while seeing God in majestic authority. If we can do this, we will be changed.
There are plenty of things that oppose proper position. It could be pride, lack of trust, distractions, etc. Regardless of what it is that keeps us or moves us from the place where we should be, when we are out of position, our connection with God suffers.
Think of a signal and receiver. There are some places where you cannot receive cell phone service. Sometimes it is because you are out of range of the closest tower. The distance is a barrier. Other times you may be in a place where the concrete walls are so thick that a signal cannot penetrate, even if the tower is within range. Sometimes there may be interference prohibiting a clear signal. And if your battery is dead, you won’t receive calls.
Similarly, our position with God will impact our worship. Today you have the obligation and opportunity to worship. You should make sure things are clear between you and the Lord. Some things will keep you from seeing Him, and some things can keep Him from hearing you. Here is a great passage about position and worship.
“My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises
with the whole of my being.
Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.
I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
For Your faithful love is higher than the heavens, and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
God, be exalted above the heavens, and let Your glory be over the whole earth.
Save with Your right hand and answer me so that those You love may be rescued.”
He is positioned to deliver us. May we be positioned to be delivered.
[Bible quotes are from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, unless otherwise noted.]
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