In HIS Presence



Meditation verse:

“I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise will continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34: 1).

Worship can become a chore, especially when you have been in the faith for quite some time. It can become something you offer to God because you must. At such times, the heart can be distracted. Many Christians do not even have personal worship times. They only engage in corporate worship during Sunday services.

Personalized worship is a lifestyle; it comes from deep within. When worship is personalized, there are no limits in terms of space, time, or activity. To personalize something means to tailor to meet an individual’s preferences, needs or specifications. When your worship of God is personalized, you call Him names that depict who and what He means to you, personally. You recall moments of your intimate encounter with Him. You sing songs that express how you have experienced Him, and you use words that reveal your deepest emotions towards Him. Personalized worship is a love offering.

One of the reasons God described David as a man after His own heart was that he knew how to personalize his worship of God. He knew how to express his deepest feelings and yearnings in the place of worship. One time he said, “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2). Another time he said, “Bless the Lord, o my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name” (Psalm 103:1). Indeed, most chapters in the book of Psalm were expressions of personalized worship to God.

There is a place for corporate worship as well aa a place for personalized worship. The bible says, “but the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him” (John 4:23). God is looking for you. Why not personalize your worship of Him, today?

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.

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