Psalm 27:10 (NKJV)When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take care of me.

Would you believe that David was a man who knew what it was like to be alone. Whether it was as a shepherd boy out with the flock or as a fugitive hiding in the wilderness from Saul’s soldiers, for a great portion of his life, David was on his own and all alone. Do you feel alone in your situation?

But here’s an interesting insight: Although David was in the position of being alone for long stretches of his life, he was also someone whose heart overflowed with praise. How is that? How can a man who is rejected by his own family and forsaken by his spiritual father Saul to such a great degree be filled with worship? Why isn’t he more despondent and depressed?

Here’s the secret to David’s worshipful attitude: He didn’t just sit and have a victims pity party. David sought after and found the Lord during those times when he was alone. And the more time he spent in God’s presence, the more praise was produced in his heart. So much so that even when it came to something like his own parents forsaking him, David was able to see something praiseworthy about the Lord in it. How about you?

When it comes to our own worship, it can often go to soar to higher heights and flourish in an unprecedented way during our seasons of aloneness. When we do as David did, making it a point and priority to seek God in such seasons, something precious takes place. Our adoration is refined and purified, we see the Lord’s praiseworthy attributes and aspects with greater clarity, and new songs arise in our hearts. In this Christ-mas season the Bible reminds us that when the wise men (Magi) found Jesus in Bethlehem they bowed down and worshipped Him (Matthew 2:11). I just wanted to remind you wherever you are in your life today, “Don’t forget to Worship Him”!

Happy Holy-Days
Pastor James

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