“Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
Do you check your heart before you come to church? Beyond the music, words, and “experience” of it all, something happens when you gather to worship. An intimate connection develops between creation and Creator. Our worship says with our hearts what we struggle with our mouths to say. We often praise God for who He is to us, what He’s done for us, and who we are because of Him—our focus is on us. Instead, our worship should be praising Him regardless of what He has done, how He has blessed, or our circumstances. Simply put, ascribe means to give credit where credit is due. In this Psalm, David was not safe. In fact, he was begging for God to spare him. Nothing was guaranteed. Yet to David, even the unknown was praiseworthy. How do you praise God in the unknown, the unseen, and the “undones” in your life? Do you praise Him by tirelessly spinning your wheels, or do you praise Him by resting? Remember, a bird gets farther not by flapping its wings but by resting on the wind. So, when you go into your worship service this week, rest in knowing that God is worthy of our praise, no matter what. Only then can we truly worship.