The Necessary Place for Worship

By on November 9, 2014

There’s not a PLACE life can take us where it’s not appropriate, even necessary, to worship God.

For regardless of what that place looks like or feels like, the God we worship hasn’t changed. Whatever the place, God is saying to us, as in Psalm 46:10, “Cease striving! Stop! Be still! And know that I am God! The result will be a heart that longs to worship me” (my paraphrase).

Whether life is calm or hectic, joyful or painful, we need constant reminders of who God is in the midst of that place. Sometimes it feels like the “mountains have slipped into the heart of the sea” (Psalm 46:2), but God is still God. He’s still good, faithful, merciful, and loving. Sometimes everything seems to be going my way, and God is still God. He’s still my light, my hope, my forgiver, and my wisdom. God is fully God – all that He says He is – at all times. No amount of turmoil, or confusion, or victory changes that truth. That’s reason enough to worship Him!

There are multitudes of Biblical examples of worshiping God in various places of life. I’ve placed them in three categories – places of difficulty, blessing, and revelation. . . .

READ MORE of this post, The Necessary Place for Worship, at


God’s Promise for the Languishing Soul
If I ever needed You . . .
Worshiping in the difficult place – an interview with Jon Curtis

The Wonder of God’s Breath in You!
What We Miss When We Don’t “Stop”

Worshiping in the difficult place – an interview with Jon Curtis – See more at:
Worshiping in the difficult place – an interview with Jon Curtis – See more at:

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**This post is an excerpt from Lesson7 – The POWER of Worship, from my Bible study, Worship and the Word, and part of a monthly series from my book that I’m doing for Worship and the Word has been awEditorsPick_2014arded by Worship Leader Magazine as a “Best of 2014” book.

For a more in-depth look, check out Worship and the Word or purchase it here. This book is great for either a group or personal study on what the Bible teaches about worship.

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