Bible Studies for Life Lesson for March 18- I Celebrate You
March 1 2012 by Jeff Meyer, associate pastor of education, Bay Leaf Baptist Church, Raleigh

Focal Passage: Psalm 92:1-15
Timothy Christenson has stated, “If worship is just one thing we do, everything becomes mundane. If worship is the one thing we do, everything takes on eternal significance.”

One of the greatest gifts God gives to his children is the ability and opportunity to worship Him. Simply defined, worship is expressing love to God. However, many Christians are confused about what worship really means. Some think worship is based on certain styles of music or church-related experiences. Still others think that because they enjoyed the songs and emotions of a particular service, then they have truly worshiped. Rather, real worship involves one’s entire life. It is living out one’s life to please and honor God.
In The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren reminds us that the ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God. John 17:4 records that God the Son honored God the Father by fulfilling his purpose on earth. We can do the same by fulfilling the purpose for which we are created. We bring God glory by worshiping Him, by loving other believers, by becoming like Christ, by serving others with our gifts, and by telling others about Him.
Psalm 92 focuses on the worship of God and the praise of His holy nature and activity. There can be no worship without praise. In praise we are fulfilled and satisfied. It is natural for a Christian to praise the Lord! 
True worship stems from a growing and intimate relationship with our Lord when we give to the Lord through our singing, praising, and declaring of His holiness. It is more than a life of prayer and Bible study. Worship emerges from a realization of who God is, what He has revealed, and what He means to us personally. When we encounter a holy, righteous God, our only response is to worship Him. Become who He designed us to be – a true worshiper of Him. For what will you praise and thank Him today?
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