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Created to Worship

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The Word of God lets us know we were created for God’s glory and to worship (Revelation
4:11, Isaiah 43:7). To put it simply, it's not about us, it’s all about God. The entire Bible from
Genesis to Revelation is about God, not man! It begins with God and ends with God. In
Genesis 1:1 the scripture reads “In the beginning God” and in Revelation 22: 7-21 Jesus speaks of His return and who He is. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

I’ve learned that you can praise God and not be a worshipper, but you cannot be a worshipper
and not praise. There are some who praise because God has blessed them, brought them out of some situation or has provided healing for them, so their praise is dependent on what God has done on their behalf, and that's good. But a Worshipper is a person who praises God in spite of their circumstance. They have determined in their hearts that even if He does not deliver me, if He chooses not to heal me, if I don’t get out of this mess, I will bless the Lord at all times, and His praise shall continually be in my mouth!

Job was a worshipper. After receiving message that everything he once owned was gone
including the death of his children, the bible says in Job 1:20-21 “Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

I dare you to worship God like that! The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). This means when you and I begin worshipping, God sits in the midst of our praise. When we jump, shout, dance and bless the Lord with our mouths, the enemy gets
confused. He thought that what you and I were going through would make us give up on God.
He didn't know the depth of our commitment, and the love we have for our Savior.

God blessed Job more at the end than He did in the beginning because of his faithfulness. Job
received a double blessing. Sisters and brothers, we should be thankful and determined to
worship God in spite of our circumstances, because we were created to worship and bring
glory to His name.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Elder Shirley Freeman
Daughters of Zion Women's Ministries

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