The word “worship” probably brings to mind musicians, worship leaders, and lots of singing. But there is also another side to worship.
The Lord says,
1 “When you accept whatever situation you are in without murmuring, you are worshippingMe.
2 When you can rejoice in Me in the midst of your infirmities, you are worshipping Me.
3 When I have brought pressures to bear upon you to bring out the gold of My nature and you bear them patiently—blaming not Me, nor another person, nor yourself, then you are truly worshipping me.
4 When you can “forgive yourself” for your weaknesses and failures and cease expecting your human nature to bring forth perfection, you are worshipping Me.
5 When you have come to the place of recognising and acknowledging that “of myself I can do nothing,” then do I have praise of you.
6 When you can look upon a wasted life and agree that I can and will make this one every whit whole—that this is My desire—then you have offered Me true worship, for you have seen My true nature.
7 When you look upon My natural creation and the beauty of it and magnify Me, then am I worshipped.
8 When you hear My word within you saying, “this is the way—walk ye in it,” and you obey My word with rejoicing, I feel worship from you.
9 When you look upon someone afflicted, tossed, and broken, with compassion, then am I worshipped.
10 When you recognise My Body and honor them as My brethren, this is true worship unto Me.
11 When the lips are silent because of your pain, and you lift your heart to Me, I feel your worship.
12 When you say, “I cannot—please help me!” then am I worshipped.
Words received from the Lord by Elaine Cook of British Columbia, Canada, in 1999. Quoted by permission.