Lanita Perez 

Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”

Revelation 4:9-11

John was given an invitation by God to see into an open door in heaven. Jesus Christ himself called to him, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this”. Then at once John was in the spirit and he was allowed to see who was sitting on the throne. Revelation 4:1-2

The scene John witnessed in heaven was utterly amazing as he saw God worshiped day and night in glory shining like precious jewels on His throne. God is worthy at all times because He is holy, holy, holy. He is creator and sustainer of the world in its very existence. He does the small things and the big things every day. He deserves our worship and praise.

Imagine being John in that moment seeing God in His glory on the throne trying to take in all that He is. For God was, God is and is to come. It is humanly impossible to comprehend all that God is, but we can praise Him and worship Him in all that we do. His glory should overwhelm us into worship.

After I read and studied this scripture I reflected on my own worship of God and saw that I fell short. In my mind the questions went something like this “does my worship measure up to who God is and what I know He has done for me?” The answer was, “no I could never give Him what He fully deserves”. Yet in light of my gratitude I should obediently work and serve as if it is onto Him. I should make every effort to get to church on time to worship with His people. I should be grateful and look for His goodness in all circumstances without complaining.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Colossians 3:23-24

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Joel Corcoran wrote:
Thank you for this devotional today. I always hear people talking about the Book of Revelation as a doom and gloom, end of the world prophecy and it is refreshing to hear someone point out something that is helpful for us today (not just to prepare for end-times). I want to learn to seek to be thankful in all circumstances more often and this has given me something to think about when it comes to this goal. Thank you so much.

Mon, November 23, 2015 @ 9:02 PM

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