After congregations sing their worship, a pastor usually comes to a mic to encourage the continuance of verbal worship and to lead the congregation in prayer. One Sunday, Pastor Paul Lim from Singapore came to the mic and shouted with great passion, “DON’T STOP, DON’T STOP”. It was electrifying.
That timeless message needs to be heard in the ears of all people. “Don’t stop, don’t stop”. Jesus Christ is worthy of continued worship.
Don’t stop when the bank account is drained. Don’t stop when you are sick. Don’t stop if trouble comes your way. Jesus has not changed and is worthy of ALL worship at ALL times.
Worship has to do with who God is and not how we are doing. Our focus is on just who he is and that is why we worship even when things look dark. Others are amazed when they see a believer worshiping no matter what the situation.
The reality is that all troubles are temporary but Jesus Christ has, is, and will always be the great and wonderful God. (Hebrews 13:8)
An incredible scene is written for us in Revelation 11. John saw an angel shouting, “the Kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ and He will reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)
John goes on to say that the twenty-four elders who sit on thrones in the presence of God fell on their faces and worshiped God. The greatness of just who God is caused these esteemed people to worship saying, “we give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign”. (Revelation 11:17)
Life can be distracting especially when problems loom large but let me encourage all of us to worship irregardless.
A friend of mine was dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hours before he was to pass into the presence of God he wrote, ALS means, “Almighty Loving Saviour”. He was so excited to worship before his Saviour. As it turns out, God healed him and he is still alive (miraculously) at the time of publishing.
In an email, Herb told me the following:
“Am I mad at God? Why should I even be mad at him? Look how much He has given me purpose and the means to fulfil his will. I have travelled the world, sharing his love and message. I have met so many amazing people and made so many friends. He has given me Christine, and three healthy children, and one wonderful granddaughter. Our needs have always been met. God has provided hard times for me to grow. He has proven his love to me over and over again.
“God has also given me time to prepare for death. “Death”… ha… like it is something bad. Better yet… God has given me time for a new phase of my life; a commencement… a new beginning! It is a graduation, a celebration of the purpose of the resurrection. The passing from this earth to Heaven; it is our destiny, it is our hope! See you there! I don’t know how much time I have left on this earth, but I will continually praise Him, for He is good!”
Herb knew that God was still the same and was worthy of worship even though his body had broken down.
No matter what, DON’T STOP, DON’T STOP worshiping God, the Creator and Saviour of the world. We appreciate your Comments