Worship, our only gift
Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. Psalms 29:1-4 NIV
From the text, David wrote about what he can give to God. There are times that we have to have a serious consideration as to what God wants from us. We can give Him our lives but He is the one who gave us first His life. “For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it” (John 5:21). There are several reasons why we go to church. For some, it is about fellowship with fellow believers. Others come to hear the proclamation of God’s Word. In actuality, the purpose should be to worship Him. This is the only thing that we can give to God. Worship is what He desires from those that placed their trust in Him. “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name” (Hebrews 13:15). Worship is about exalting His Name, praising Him for who He is, and thanking Him for what He has done. Since Jesus has paid the supreme and perfect sacrifice of His blood at the cross for our sins, the only sacrifices with which we please God are those of praise and thanksgiving to Him. When we serve God, let that service be an expression of our worship. Praise and worship are to be a priority in time and enthusiasm. Do not allow your circumstances to stop you from coming to God and offer to Him your worship. “I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace” (Psalm 34:1 TLB).