Worship In The Storm

Worship In The Storm - Bro. Jordan Bowen

Sunday, March 6, 2016

A devotion to the Lord, still has difficulties of life. 

  • But we must remain in full devotion to our Lord. 

  • We must worship Him. 

  • We must make Him our foundation.

David's praise in the desert - during a very difficult time in King David's life he wrote this psalm (song/poem) to God. It was written while he was in the desert most likely hiding for his life from his son Absalom. What a storm of life! I'm sure he carried and faced fear, anxiety, depression, and juilt. And also while hiding in the desert he may have been starving, thirsty, and definitely away from all his kingly pleasures and rights. 

David's living worship in this storm - in Psalm 63 we see into the truth of worshiping God while in these storms, pains, struggles, and dark moments of life. 

 

"HOW DO WE FACE THIS... WE MAKE GOD OUR LIFE FOUNDATION!"

 

     1. Worship In The Desert - Psalm 63

A. God is my Foundation - My Relationship

     1. "You God, are my God"

  • The truth of a personal relationship with God

  • Shows closeness

     2. Psalm 139:13-18 Personal relationship with God

     3. Romans 8:38-39 Nothing can separate us from Him!

B. God Is My Foundation - My Desire

     1. My desire for Him

  • I'm seeking Him

  • I'm thirsty for Him (even in this dry desert)

  • I'm longing for Him (all of that I am)

     2. I've Seen You

  • IN the Sanctuary (the church) I've seen Your Glory and Power. 

  • I remember and dwell on these things. 

  • I know You are Powerful!

     3. I Praise You my All

  • I desire Your love more than being alive

  • I praise You and lift up my hands to You as long as I am alive

C. God is my Foundation - My Fulfillment

     1. I'm satisfied by You

  • Like the best of food

  • I praise You!

     2. I'm satisfied because You are my Help

  • I remember and think about You

  • Because You help me

  • I sing under Your wings

  • You protect me

  • I grab on You 

  • You hold me

     3. I'm satisfied because You are my Victory

  • I will praise You for You are my Victory!

  • Over those after my life

 

Building This Foundation In The Storm

A. My God Foundation - Living Worship

My Relationship

My Desire

My Fulfillment

Life of Worship Continues in the Storms -

We must be real with each other and recognize that life is not always happy and wonderful, but all of us are or will face some real struggles and difficulties while we are here on earth. And so, if we are still commanded to have a life of worship even during these times then what does that look like? How? How do I live in worship when I am barely alive? 

 

By Making God our Foundation!!!

 

Hebrews 12:1-2 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

 

 

 

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