Pursuing God

Five Benefits of Declaring His Worth

Even if I receive nothing in return for my worship expression to the Lord, I choose to worship solely because He is worthy. End of story.

BUT, I can’t escape sharing the results of what happens in me when I do declare His worth. I have to admit, I am reluctant to share these benefits because my natural tendency is to lean toward how things benefit me first, so His worth might become a means to initially receive rather than simply give. Yet, I think it’s important to put these out here as long as we never confuse the sequence of priority.

Jesus is worthy to receive all honor, glory and praise in spite of what type of mood I am in, how I am feeling or what I am thinking. I believe this is a big part of worshipping in Spirit and truth. He is King of Kings and that’s enough to rise and give him honor.

Five Benefits of Declaring His Worth

So here is a short list of the benefits of declaring His worth:

1. A Shift in Focus. As I declare His worth, my focus moves away from me, and that’s a good thing. As I behold the Lord, God begins to break in to my trafficked mind and my focus moves to gazing on Him.

Psalm 27:4 “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

2. Awareness of His Presence. As I declare His worth, a supernatural encounter begins to occur as my heart connects to His. This is really hard to describe because it supersedes the mind. Let’s just say that I become aware that He is close and actively moving in me.

Acts 2:28 “You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

3. A Heart filled with Thanksgiving. As I declare His worth, I sense His presence and respond with thanksgiving. Gratitude is the response to His presence in light of His goodness.

Psalm 95:2 “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;”

4. Strength in the Inner Man. As I declare His worth, the love of God begins to fill my heart. This is truly amazing. I am strengthened inwardly. Hope and faith are awakened and confidence in and before God rises.

Romans 5:5 “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”

5. Renewed Perspective. As I declare his worth, my perspective changes.His greatness increases on my heart and the things that are pressing on me become much lighter. Confidence and hope explode and joy finds a home.

Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

In the Kingdom we must be obedient first then feelings follow. I cannot begin to tell you how often I had to muster up the strength to stand before the Lord and declare His worth when I felt nothing on the front end.

But Declaring the worth of the Lord is never about me and always about Him. I do it because He deserves it. Out of obedience I receive what my heart truly longs for, His presence.

Simple Challenge

I would suggest doing a 7 day challenge and set your heart and mind to declare the worth of the Lord first thing in the morning. I would suggest taking the first 5 minutes of your day and find a place to sit down and do nothing but offer up thanksgiving and praise to the Lord. See how this simple act begins to shift your day.

Your thoughts? Agree or disagree? Share your experience? How does this fit into a personal and corporate worship setting?

Greg Simas

• Pastor | Writer | Leader | Coach • Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer in SF Bay Area. "Building people whose lives change so they can change lives."

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14 thoughts on “Five Benefits of Declaring His Worth”

  1. I love this. I have accepted the challenge! And I’m seeing fruit in my heart, my attitude, and my response to God and others. This is so important to life in God, I’m convinced!

    1. Thanks, Gina. Let me know how things go. I fully agree with you that this is important, I would even say vital. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  2. we have been doing a form of this in the car on the 15-20 minute drive to school each day and i have to tell you it helps my entire day to just adore Him and give Him thanks for His abundant faithfulness. i love teaching my kids that we focus on Him to begin our day. i think that when i start focusing on Him when i don’t feel like it, it just starts to make sense as i put praise on my lips and i hear with my ears what my mouth is saying, and my heart wants to do it even more.

    1. Love what your doing here, Charis. I’m just now starting to “get it”. If we can teach our children what this is all about and the why behind the what, then they are going to be that much further along. I think for all of us parents we want our ceiling to be their floor. What a great place to begin. 😉

  3. This is excellent, Greg. Thanks for writing. As I read, I thought “Just as there is a battle over defining reality, what is authentically real, so there is a battle over defining what is truly worthy … what is worth our attention.” So much of this has to do with the orientation of our mind. I’m taking up your challenge!

    1. Brian. Great thought! I agree here. The battle of not only what is worthy, but who is worthy is on. Who/What is getting our time, attention, devotion and allegiance. I pray we consistently make the right choice. He is worthy.

  4. Greg, I’m going to share the challenge with the youth we are working with. There are so many, all out for themselves (all about me). How about Him! God has so many gifts that He wants to share with us. Take time to praise him daily.

    1. Is this the same Jeff Fassett I Youth Pastored in Fremont 😉 Love the fire and devotion to the Lord coming out. I just thanked the Lord for you. It’s been a long time and so glad that the small part I sowed into your life mattered! — Love to know how the challenge works out.

  5. Something I am learning and that is even when I have sinned and am feeling very guilty, I am learning to run into God’s arms and cry out my shame. In the past, I would hide and be to afraid to approach Him. Satan would tell me over and over again that I am guilty and God does not want to look on me. One day during a period of fasting, God met me and told me that even if I have sinned, He wants me to come immediately to Him and repent. He wants to comfort me, tell me He loves me and help me to not do that again. So, when I have gave way to sin, I shut my eyes and mentally run into Daddy’s arms and say ‘I’m so sorry Daddy, I did it again. Please forgive me and help me to not do this again.”

    God is always worthy, all of the time. When we are covered in shame or when others have hurt us, or we are suffering from sickness or finical troubles, He is worthy to be praise and worshiped.

    Blessings,

    1. That’s right. When we feel we are at the top of our mountain or in the deepest of valleys, He is worthy. There is always a relational exchange when we offer to him the sacrifice of praise. So glad you are running with this revelation! 🙂

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