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The Wow in Worship

by Lenya Heitzig | | Connection Magazine

Sometimes we lack the "wow" in our worship. Psalm 100 offers us a spiritual pick-me-up. It reveals that the more you know about God's nature, the more you express your love for Him. Knowing that "the Lord is God" (Psalm 100:3) identifies Him as the only true God. He exists before all, after all, and above all. He possesses power unlimited, knowledge unfathomable, and a presence unavoidable. He is indescribable, indispensable, and indisputable. God is big!

A little girl listened to her father read family devotions. She seemed awed by her parents' talk of God's limitless power. "Daddy," she asked. "How big is God?" Her father answered, "Honey, he is always a lot bigger than what you need." Believing that God is bigger than your situation produces passion in your praise.

Knowing that "it is He who made us" (Psalm 100:3) reveals Him as Creator, the One who fashioned us into His very image (see Genesis 1:27). He displays His creativity through forming humans who are diverse yet distinct. But why did God create us? The psalmist say we were created to become His people—those of His highest priority. Your value lies not in whom you are but in whose you are. Belonging to God adds awe to your adoration.

Knowing that "we are...the sheep of His pasture (Psalm 100:3) can help us understand the tender care God shows His people. Your Good Shepherd...leads His sheep to "green pastures" (Psalm 23:2), "calls His own sheep by name (John 10:3), and "lays down His life for the sheep" (John 10:11). Showing gratitude to your Shepherd can engender gladness in your heart.

Understanding that the Lord is bigger than any of your needs, that He is your Creator—you belong to Him—can't help but put the wow back into your worship!

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Lenya Heitzig

Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author, popular Bible teacher, and a sought after speaker at women’s conferences and retreats worldwide. She is the author of Holy Moments: Recognizing God’s Fingerprints on Your Life and also contributed to the best-selling New Women’s Devotional Bible. Lenya has co-authored seven Fresh Life Bible studies and is the sole author of two studies in the Fresh Life series: Live Reflectively and Live Tastefully. She and her husband, Skip, founded Calvary of Albuquerque where Lenya has served as Director of she Ministries since 1984, overseeing weekly Bible studies and yearly retreats.

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