Psalm 27:4 “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD….”
Unceasing worship and prayer does not exist primarily because there is so much need in the world that we must petition Him unceasingly, but rather because the glory of God and the worth of Christ compel ongoing adoration.
A house of prayer has its inception when someone beholds the majesty of Jesus and in wisdom concludes that the only reasonable response for man is to declare His worth ceaselessly. This is the testimony of the heavenly assembly and it must be ours too.
His Glory And Worth Is The Chief Cornerstone Of The Church
The desire that His indescribable glory would be seen and His matchless worth treasured above all else must be the cornerstone upon which night and day prayer is founded and the chief reason it continues each passing moment. When Jesus reigns upon the earth and all injustice has been eradicated, He will still be worthy of unrelenting worship.
Our worship must be mingled with fervent intercession for the Church and the lost, but at the center of night and day devotion Jesus stands alone. His splendor alone is more than sufficient to warrant 24/7 devotion in Heaven and on earth.
The Ultimate Expression of the Great Commission
I would venture to say that the ultimate expression of the Great Commission is worship.
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church, worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man…Worship is therefore the fuel and goal of missions.” ~ John Piper
Camping Around Presence
Week after week churches gather around a sermon yet Israel camped around the Presence. Israel’s identity was connected to glory and all life and ministry flowed from it. I believe the priority of our gatherings must first be centered on His Worth and then become equipped from the Word. His Presence should be our number one priority.
Worship should never be treated as the “warm up” to the sermon but it should be the very life of our meetings from start to finish. We have to reach for something more that just a good sermon. We have to reach for a Glory that changes lives and forever marks purpose and destiny.
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