Summary: This message is about the many ways that we can tell the Lord that we love Him through worship.
HOW TO TELL GOD YOU LOVE HIM
If you were asked to describe the Christian life in a few words, what would you say? If you were asked what does God want from us more than anything else what would you say? The answer is that the living Lord wants to have a love affair with you. The Bible says that we were created as an object of God’s love. God made you to love you. He made you to be an object of His love. That means that you are created for the purpose of having a relationship and, as a result, the most important thing you can know in life is that God loves you. And the most important thing that you can do in life is to love Him back.
Jesus was asked in Matthew which command in the Lord law is the most important? Jesus gave this answer. Matthew 22:37. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.
One version says to Lord the lord your God with all your passion.
Nothing is more important. If you do this you will fulfill your primary purpose in life. If you learn to love God and you let God love you, your life has fulfilled its meaning, its purpose. If you miss this part of your life, your life is a failure. Because you’ve missed the very reason that God created you and put you on earth – to love and be loved. There’s a term in the Bible for expressing love to God. That term is called “worship”. People often think of worship as a ritual or routine or something that you are to do in a church. Worship simply means expressing love to God. Any time you’re expressing love to God, you’re worshiping whether you’re by yourself, in a small group or in a large crowd. When you express love to God in any way you are worshiping.
Today we’re going to talk about how to express your love to the Lord. Expressing our love to God is not only something we do individually, it is something we do together. In fact, as I reflect back over my Christian life, some of the most powerful and meaningful moments took place in worship services. Someone once described the goal of worship is to make it easy to find God and making it difficult to forget him. The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse into what worship in heaven will be like. John describes a day when around the throne of God are gathered around the throne are millions of angels and believer for worship. Listen to John’s description.
Rev. 5:11-13. Then I looked again, and I heard the singing of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus: The Lamb is worthy—the Lamb who was killed. He is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They also sang: Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for that day. Just think there is a day coming when everything in heaven and everyone on the earth will worship the Lord Jesus.
I hope that you realize that what John saw is something that we will likely be a part of. Can you imagine being a part of such a scene? I don’t know about you but I just can’t wait. After listen to what John saw I would imagine that you would think that our worship to the lord from such a few would sound as great. I think that true worship from a few believers is just as powerful when everyone is singing from their hearts in worship to God. The great thing is that we get to practice for that great day.
I saw on the Internet a book called Ten Thousand Ways To Say “I Love You. I though that today we would cover all 10,000. Well actually I’ve narrowed it down to six and a half. What I am going to share with you are ways to tell God you love Him. Now you very likely are already doing some of these but maybe you didn’t know that as you did then you were saying I love you Lord.
1. By singing to the lord Jesus Christ.
You’ve probably noticed that music and love usually go together because music comes from the heart. It’s not something you do intellectually. It’s something that comes out of our inner being, our emotions. There are many love songs in the world. There are radio stations that are dedicated entirely just play love song. But did you know that there are more songs written about Jesus Christ than any other topic in the world? Nothing even comes close in second place. Christianity is a singing faith because Christianity is not about a religion but it’s about a love affair. It’s about a relationship with God, that God loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you and the wants His children to love Him back.