Where lies your heart when things don’t work the way you want to see them? Do you blame God? Even in Worst Times Worship and Praise GOD, that is what defines your humility as a Christian.
God is sovereign and is not desperate to have man praise and worship Him, He can raise stones and the trees and all other things in creation to do better than man can do. The way for man is to praise and worship God in good times or in bad times.
‘in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
‘giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, ‘ – Ephesians 5:20
Even in Worst Times Worship and Praise GOD!
‘And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.’ Job 1:4-5
The deeds of Job towards God and His things speaks volumes how an ideal Christian ought to behave in the face of hardship and abundance. When Job had it all, he offered great sacrifices to the God in thanks and atonement of sins.
When Job lost all, He humbled(Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7) himself before the LORD GOD, acknowledged Him as the source of what has and doesn’t have. Job realised that it is GOD that gives and He can decide to take since He is the owner of all things.
‘Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord .”‘ Job 1:20-21
What do you do when you are nothing? What do you do when you have abundance? What do you do when you loose all that you have? What do you do when you gain them back? The degree of your integrity determines what you do. Even in Worst Times Worship and Praise GOD! Remember that….
DEAR GOD, I acknowledge you as my source, I praise you name and I Worship you for all that I have.