Bowing & Kneeling
War was coming. What did King Johoshaphat do? He didn't prepare his army with training or weapons. He prepared with worship. Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. As they worshiped with face to the ground, God defeated the enemy. Worship won the day. What helped Job through hard times? He fell to the ground in worship. Come! Let us worship and bow down. And remember this: one day EVERY knee will bow at the name of JESUS. Start practicing now. (2 Chronicles 20:18, Job 1:20, Psalm 95:6, Romans 14:11, Philippians 2:10)
Johoshaphat and Job were already mentioned above. There are a other challenges in scripture for us to fall flat before our God in reverence and worship. The most notable are found in Revelation. Every living creature, the twenty-four elders, and all the angels fall down and lay flat on their face before the Holy God. The elders of the church universal! If they can, surely we can. Have you ever done this in worship? You will. If your bones are up to it, get used to the position! (Revelation 4:10, Revelation 7:11)
Standing in Awe
Scripture says that God set apart the tribe of Levi as priests to stand before the Lord to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name. According to the New Testament, we are now the priests. Let's stand before the Lord! Let all the earth fear the Lord. Let all the world stand in awe of him. When a judge enters the court, everyone rises. There is no mightier judge than the great JUDGE. Stand for him. (Deuteronomy 10:8, 1 Peter 2, Psalm 33:8)
Reverence & Silence
Serve the Lord with reverence. Be still and know that He is God. Have you ever been in a worship setting where you have been so moved by the Holy Spirit you were struck speechless? Let it be part of your worship. (Psalm 2:11, Psalm 46:10)
I'll conclude with a reminder of how this series started. God commands us to worship him with ALL we have: heart, soul, mind, strength (Mark 12:30). You cannot worship God in strength without giving him your very own body. God also demands that we worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). If the Spirit moves you to shout, shout! If the spirit moves you to dance, dance! If the spirit calls you to stand in awe with arms lifted in surrender, then stand in awe and raise them high!
Use your body, all your strength, in worship to our great God.
worship Him 24/7...