Eternally Transformed

Worship​​ & Thankfullness

Please also see: ​​ ​​​​ ‘Relationship with GOD.’

Seek the Truth with all your heart.


GOD is a loving GOD​​ and wants HIS​​ children to know​​ and respect HIM for WHO​​ HE​​ is; just like any loving parent. ​​ HE seeks our praise, thanks, and appreciation, even if things are bad.  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

Exodus 20:4-6 ​​​​ ‘You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. ​​ You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your GOD, am a jealous ​​ (lovingly possessive) ​​ GOD, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate ME, but showing love to a thousand generations, of those who love ME and have keep MY commandments.’

1​​ Thessalonians 5:16-18 ​​​​ ‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is GOD’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’​​ 

Worship​​ can represent​​ one’s priorities​​ in their life,​​ in the context​​ of what​​ or who​​ is the focus of your​​ worship.​​  ​​​​ True worship​​ can be​​ our lifestyle, including relationship, thinking about -​​ meditating on​​ -​​ and loving GOD, and making ourselves available for HIS purposes.

Children, at a certain age,​​ have the option​​ by way of freedom of​​ choice, to reject their parents, turn their backs​​ on them, and go their own way;​​ BUT there are always consequences, and it can be a very lonely place.

It is the​​ same with relationship with GOD.

GOD​​ wants our worship to be motivated by love,​​ thankfulness,​​ true appreciation, and delight in HIM. ​​ A life​​ lived for GOD’s​​ glory is a life of worship in everything we do. ​​ Loving all other people​​ is glorifying and worshiping GOD, as is also developing a Christ-like character, serving others, telling people about GOD, and being open about your relationship with GOD.

David Brainerd, an eighteenth century missionary to the American Indians, wrote in his journal: ​​ “I would withdraw to my usual place of reflection in great tranquillity. ​​ I knew only to breathe out my desire​​ to be perfectly conformed​​ to HIM in all things. ​​ GOD​​ was so precious that the world with​​ all​​ its enjoyments seemed infinitely vile. ​​ I have no more desire for people’s favour than for pebbles. ​​ At noon I had the most ardent longings after GOD​​ which I ever felt in my life. ​​ In my secret place I could​​ do nothing but tell my dear LORD​​ in a sweet calmness that I knew that I desired nothing but HIM, nothing but holiness;​​ that HE​​ had given me these desires and only HE​​ could give me the things I desired. ​​​​ I never seemed to be so unhinged from​​ myself, so wholly devoted to GOD. ​​ My heart was swallowed up in GOD​​ most of the day.” ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ 

Psalm 8:1 ​​​​ ‘O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is YOUR name in all the earth. ​​ YOU have set YOUR glory above the heavens.’

Psalm 19:1 ​​​​ ‘The heavens declare the glory of GOD; the skies proclaim the work of HIS hands.’

Psalm 24:1-2 ​​​​ ‘The Earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for HE founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.’

Psalm 29:1-2 ​​​​ ‘Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. ​​ Ascribe to the LORD the glory due HIS NAME; worship the LORD in the splendour of HIS holiness.’​​ 

Such​​ worshipful love​​ is reflected in:​​ 

Psalm 32:11 ​​​​ ‘Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;​​ ​​ sing, all who are upright in heart.’

Psalm 42:1​​ ​​ ‘As the deer pants for streams of​​ water, so my soul pants for YOU, O GOD. ​​ My soul thirsts for GOD, for the living GOD.​​ ​​ When can I go and meet with GOD.’

Psalm 46:1 ​​​​ ‘GOD​​ is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.’

Psalm 66:1-2 ​​​​ ‘Shout with joy to GOD, all the earth. ​​ Sing the glory of HIS Name; make HIS​​ praise glorious.’ ​​ 

Psalm 67:1-5 ​​​​ ‘GOD​​ be gracious​​ (merciful)​​ to us and bless us and make HIS face shine upon us, that YOUR​​ ways may be known on earth, YOUR​​ salvation among all nations. ​​ May the peoples praise YOU, O GOD; may all the peoples praise YOU. ​​ May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for YOU​​ rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. ​​ May the peoples praise YOU, O GOD; may all the peoples praise YOU. ​​ Then the land​​ will yield its harvest, and GOD, our GOD, will bless us. ​​ GOD​​ will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear (respect) HIM.’

Psalm 73:23-28 ​​​​ ‘Yet I am always with YOU; YOU hold me by my right hand. ​​ YOU guide me with YOUR counsel, and afterwards YOU will take me into glory. ​​ Whom have I in heaven but YOD.? ​​ And Earth has nothing I desire besides YOU. ​​ My flesh and my heart fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ​​ Those who are far from YOU will perish; YOU destroy all who are unfaithful to YOU. ​​ But as for me, it is good to be near GOD. ​​ I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all YOUR deeds.’

Psalm 89:1-2 & 5-6 & 8 & 14-16​​ ‘I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make YOUR faithfulness known through all generations. ​​ I will declare that YOUR love stands firm forever; that YOU have established YOUR faithfulness in heaven itself.’

‘The heavens praise YOUR wonders, LORD, YOUR faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones. ​​ For who in the skies​​ above can compare with the LORD? ​​ Who is like the​​ LORD among the heavenly beings?’

‘Who​​ is like YOU, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY? ​​ ​​ YOU, LORD, are mighty and YOUR faithfulness surrounds​​ YOU.’

‘Righteousness and justice are the foundation of YOUR throne; love and faithfulness go before YOU. ​​ Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim YOU, who walk in the light of YOUR presence LORD. ​​ They rejoice in YOUR NAME all day long; they celebrate YOUR righteousness.’

Psalm 96:1-13 ​​​​ ‘Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD all the Earth.​​ 
Sing to the LORD, praise HIS NAME; proclaim HIS salvation day after day.

Declare ​​ HIS glory among the nations, HIS marvellous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; HE is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. Splendour and majesty are before HIM; strength and glory are in HIS sanctuary. ​​ 
Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due HIS NAME; bring an offering and come into HIS courts.​​ 
Worship the LORD in the splendour of HIS holiness; tremble before HIM, all the Earth.​​ 
Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” ​​​​ The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; ​​ HE will judge the peoples with equity.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the Earth be glad; let the sea resound and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the LORD for HE comes, HE comes to judge the Earth. ​​ HE will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in HIS faithfulness.’

Psalm 100:1-5 ​​​​ ‘Shout for joy to the LORD, all the Earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness, come before HIM with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is GOD. ​​ It is HE WHO made us, and we are HIS, we are HIS people, the sheep of HIS pasture. Enter HIS gates with thanksgiving and HIS courts with praise; give thanks to HIM and praise HIS NAME.For the LORD is good and HIS love endures forever; HIS faithfulness continues through all generations.’

Jonah 2:8 ​​​​ ‘Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.’

Matthew 15:8-9 ​​​​ Jesus said ​​ “These people honour Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. ​​ They worship Me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”

Luke 4:8 ​​​​ ‘Jesus answered Satan’s challenge with the words “It is written;​​ ‘Worship the LORD your GOD and serve HIM​​ only.”

John 4:23-24 ​​​​ ‘Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the FATHER​​ in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the FATHER seeks. ​​ GOD is spirit, and HIS​​ worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.’

Ephesians 5:18-20 ​​​​ ‘Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. ​​ Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. ​​ Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to GOD the FATHER for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.’

Colossians 2:6-7 ​​​​ ‘So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.’

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ​​​​ ‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is GOD’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’

Hebrews 12:28-29 ​​​​ ‘Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us​​ be thankful, and so worship GOD​​ acceptably with​​ reverence and awe, for our “GOD​​ is a consuming fire.”

Revelation ​​ 4:11 ​​​​ “You are worthy, our LORD and GOD, to receive glory and honour and power, for YOU created all things, and by YOUR will they were created and have their being.”​​ 


Praise GOD.

Don’t allow fervent devotion, piety, and​​ loving​​ relationship, be replaced by hollow formalism.

Rejoice in your relationship with GOD and Jesus.

If you are a Christian – be a Christian.