What is true worship?


Footstool imageIt seems the older that I become the less that I know.  I talk so much about worship, but it seems that I know so very little.  What is true worship?

I have been reading through the book of Psalms in my personal devotion time with the LORD and I came across the short but powerful verse which I put into and artistic expression in the picture that you see with this message.

David was a man that knew a thing or two about worship!

I believe he gives us a clue to authentic worship both personally and when we meet with others in this verse.

The Psalmist speaks of going into God’s presence or tabernacle, and worshipping at God’s feet or another translation says footstool.

When we think of the place of worship, we think of a building, a sanctuary, or an auditorium.  But genuine worship is not restricted to a location, it’s about the Presence of God filling the hearts and places anywhere that we meet!

The place of worship is more about the footstool.  A footstool is simply a piece of furniture to support or elevate a person’s feet.

I think what David is trying to teach us is that the best worship takes place at the feet of Jesus. So much of our worship demands that people jump to their feet, but as I read this Scripture verse, it seems that authentic worship is more fruitful and humble when we are on our face at God’s feet.  This is the place of worship.

May the LORD help us find the pleasure of resting in His Presence, as he is elevated and exalted.

“Let us go into His tabernacle; Let us worship at His footstool,”   Psalm 132:7 (NKJV)


~ Mary Lindow ©

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Mary Lindow imageMary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.

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