The message this past Sunday has so far been one of my favorites. "Moving from wondering and watching, to worship." Worship is the believer’s response to God. Worship means “to express by attitude and possibly by position one’s allegiance to and regard for deity --"to prostrate oneself in worship, to bow down and worship, to worship.”
Habakkuk 3:1-19. We should remember all that God has done (v.1-16). We should accept what God is doing (v.17-18). We should trust what God is going to do (v. 19). These are hard lessons, but when you get it, it is life changing. When you stop focusing on your circumstances and start trusting in Him, you will begin to see his promises fulfilled in your life. Yes, even when the bad things happen.
I encourage you to read the book of Habakkuk. What an example of moving from wondering and watching to worship. Will Rhee reminded me of a wonderful song that pretty much sums it up for me.
"I can count a million times People asking me how I Can praise You with all that I've gone through. The question just amazes me. Can circumstances possibly Change who I forever am in You? Maybe since my life was changed Long before these rainy days, It's never really ever crossed my mind. To turn my back on you, oh Lord, My only shelter from the storm. But instead I draw closer through these times. So I pray, Bring me joy, bring me peace, Bring the chance to be free, Bring me anything that brings You glory. And I know there'll be days When this life brings me pain. But if that's what it takes to praise You, Jesus, bring the rain. I am Yours regardless of The clouds that may loom above Because You are much greater than my pain. You who made a way for me By suffering Your destiny. So tell me, what's a little rain? "
Dan Ousley - Worship Leader - StoneBridge Baptist Church