Being Used by God, Tip #2: Worship First - Monday Morning Devotion

Lutheran Indian Ministries Monday Morning Devotion

Jesus tells us the first and greatest commandment is to: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matthew 27:37)

He quickly follows that with, "Love your neighbor as yourself." (v. 39), but first and foremost, is to love God. 

psalm 57:7-9 i will saing and praise you among the nations

We know, from reading his story, that David was far from perfect, but God used him in mighty ways, for the good of His kingdom, because of his love for God and his faith.

David says, "My heart, O God, is steadfast... I will sing and make music... I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples." (Psalm 57:7-9)

Like David, when we truly understand the magnitude of God's love for us, our natural response is to worship Him with every gift we have - not just privately but also in public. (v. 9)

God is looking for those who love Him to share his love. 

Dear Lord, thank you that my usefulness to you stems from my relationship with you. May worship be at the heart of everything I do. In Jesus' name, Amen.

(This series is based on a daily devotion from Vicar Nicky Gumbel's "Bible in One Year" Reading Plan. Missed one? You can see them all here.)

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth. (Psalm 57:7-11)