Sunday, October 27, 2013

Naturally Supernatural! By David Ritter

It is inherent within God’s nature that all creation would praise Him. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”  Humans. Animals. Sea creatures.  Even inanimate objects. The scripture says that the oceans roar, the trees clap their hands, the rocks cry out, and the stars sing.  Everything that exists does so for the Glory of God.  But what if we didn’t praise Him?  Would that make God any less omnipotent?  Would He be hurt and disappointed?
Read what Charles Spurgeon wrote about it: 
“If all of mankind would suddenly disappear, then look at the heavens! See the starry host; see the mighty throng of cherubs and seraphs? Let men be gone and they shall praise him; there is an orchestra on high, the music of which shall never cease, even if mortals were extinct and all the human race swept from existence. Again, if all the angels were gone, still daily would He be praised; for, are there not worlds on worlds, and suns on suns, and systems on systems, that could forever sing his praise? Yes! And if these ceased to exist, the Father would praise the Son, and the Spirit would praise Him, and mutually blessing one another and rendering each other beatified, still daily would he be praised.”

As long as man exists, however, there will be the innate desire to worship God, although most don’t recognize it.  And, unfortunately, this desire is often misplaced by worship with idols.  People. Power. Positions.  So why does God need OUR praise?  He doesn’t! He has provided praise as the path to encounter Him!  For it is in praise and worship that God reveals Himself.  A divine appointment with God changes us…heals us…renews us…and restores us back to fellowship with Him.  And music of praise is the most powerful vehicle to approach the throne. It is the most natural “supernatural” way to encounter God!  

And we don’t have to wait until the Sunday services to explore what God wants to share with us.  Because David, Daniel, and Paul praised God throughout the day, everyday, He revealed so much of Himself that their names are now synonymous with the greatest spiritual leaders of all time.  And just think…God wants to do that for you, regardless of your position or lot in life.  He wants to make a David, Daniel, or Paul out of you.  Making music to God takes the natural and makes it supernatural!

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