Daily Devotional from Curtis Tumicki 07-01-22

Over the last few years, we have seen our culture and our society start to worship other things other than God. They begin to worship people, material things, different social movements, and many other things. What we need to do is to worship the one who made the things on the earth. Genesis 1 talks about who exactly made the world. Psalm 24:1 says that everything on the earth is God’s. Matthew 28:18 says that Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth. In Luke 17:11-19, it talks about how all ten men being healed of leprosy but only one of them not only received physical healing but also received spiritual healing. In today’s passage, it talks about worshipping the Lord. In verse 4, it says “Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises, shouting your name in glorious songs.” At the end of verse 3, it says “Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.” In other words, the enemies of God will cringe in the power of God. That’s how powerful the name of God truly is. James 4:7 says to resist the devil and he will flee from you. Revelation 3:15-16 says to be either hot or cold and that we cannot be lukewarm. In other words, we cannot be a fence sitter or be neutral when it comes to worship. Either we are worshipping God or we are worshipping the material things or the temporary things in the world. Matthew 10:32-33 says that if we acknowledge Him before others, then He will acknowledge us before the Father, but if we deny Him before others, then He will deny us before the Father.

I want to challenge you to take some time out of your day and worship God. One thing that I do is to turn the radio to The Joy FM or I plug my phone in and listen to some worship music and sing praises to Him while I’m driving. Whether you listen to worship music or tune into His word, take some time and worship. I would recommend to start with 15-30 minutes each day. Once we start getting into that habit, we will begin to see just a difference that will make in our lives and we would want to keep doing that going forward in this life. It’s important to get ourselves fueled up. If we don’t get ourselves fueled up, then we would be running on empty. Don’t run on E. When I see E in my car, I’m reminded to get fueled up. In our spiritual lives, we need to examine ourselves and see if we are on E, if we are, then it’s time to get fueled up and ready to go for the Lord.

Psalm 66:1-9 NLT
For the choir director: A song. A psalm.

1 Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
2 Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
4 Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude

5 Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome miracles he performs for people!
6 He made a dry path through the Red Sea,[a]
and his people went across on foot.
There we rejoiced in him.
7 For by his great power he rules forever.
He watches every movement of the nations;
let no rebel rise in defiance. Interlude

8 Let the whole world bless our God
and loudly sing his praises.
9 Our lives are in his hands,
and he keeps our feet from stumbling.

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