Habakkuk 3:17-18 (New International Version)

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vine, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

This verse makes it painfully clear what the attitude and heart of a true worshiper should look like. It can be easy to worship God when times are good and everything flows as we think it should. But when our situation turns ugly, when times are bad, when we find yourselves flat on our butts, no prospects in sight, no way to pull ourselves up, will we praise him then, too?

If we only praise or worship God when our situation makes it easy to do so, then we are probably not worshiping God, but our emotions. We worship him if we feel like it. We come to church only when things are going well for us. Otherwise we are M.I.A.

If we don’t “get into” Sunday morning worship because the choir or the band didn’t play “our song,” or we don’t enjoy the style of the music, or the preacher’s technique, then we are probably worshiping our preferences or perhaps our culture, but not God. Click here to read more…

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