by Larry Castaneda MPCC Worship Leader
God created us to worship Him, its built into us. So many times though, it takes a miracle to get us to believe, healing from sickness, making the blind see, winning the lottery. Don't get me wrong, all these things are nice reasons to give thanks and worship Him. What about the real reason though?
What if I told you that the reason to worship is because He loved us so much, that He sent His only Son, to live a sinless life only to take upon Himself the penalty for our sin. That He came to this world to be beaten, mocked and spat upon, then die for our sin. He paid the ultimate price for us. The bible tells us the wages of sin is DEATH, and He paid the price, so that we may live eternally with him in heaven. Do you believe that? You are so loved that He would lay His life down for you....for me..... Oh but that was not the end, no you see He conquered death. He came back to life, ascended to heaven and prepares a place for those who believe. John 3:16 says For God so love the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Zach Neese, author of "How To Worship A King" said "Remember what He did for you on the cross! Remember His sacrifice! His hands and feet. His side and His back. His broken heart. Recognize the body of Christ and the wounds He carried for us."...... Remember His sacrifice..... then should we not sacrifice ourselves for Him? Romans 12:1 tells us "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship"