What is worship? We know that the word means to bow down. But it must mean more than just physically prostrating one's self.
The word itself denotes a surrender or acknowledging that another is superior. To worship means to yield to one who is greater than you.
In the old testament, when a king conquered a nation, they would bow down to the king. This simply said that they were helpless and hopeless.
They were dependent upon the mercy of the conquering king.
Let us look at Abraham in regard to worship. The first time we see the word worship is in Gen 22:5 when Abraham was to offer Isaac as a
burnt offering. Abraham told those that were with him to wait while he and Isaac went to worship God. Now Abraham knew he was going
to that mount to kill Isaac but he told the men that he and the lad would come back. How did Abraham come to have such total trust in God?
God had been building that trust ever since He called Abraham out of Ur. Do you realize that everywhere that God took Abraham every test
that God put him through, God was proving Himself to Abraham. Do you know that God desires to prove Himself to you. This high and holy God wants to show you He can be trusted. If He can be trusted, He is worthy of my worship. He is worthy of my surrender, He is worthy of my yielding, He is worthy of my submission, He is worthy of my trust. As my conquering King, I can put my life is His hands. Anything He asks me to do, I can do knowing He only means me good.
I do not know where you are at right now. I don't know what you are struggling with. But I want you to listen for that still small voice saying
trust Me. God will prove Himself to you. Isaac was everything to Abraham. He was willing to give his everything to God. Will you at this moment give everything to God? Will you surrender and put your total trust in Him? Will you let Him lead no matter what? Oh, if you will He will show Himself strong on your behalf.
Whatever your care, whatever your trouble, release it to God and truly worship Him. Depend upon His grace, depend upon His mercy, depend upon His love. May God richly bless you