Daily Reflections

Choose to Worship

February 2, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. —Philippians 4:4

In the book of Habakkuk, the prophet suggested that worship is more than singing upbeat songs. Rather, worship was the act that gave him balance. It was the antidote to the worry that threatened his earlier perspective.

The prophet had learned some important things since his first moments of worry in Habakkuk 1. He had learned that utter devastation was in his near future—and that the righteous shall live by faith.

It was in faith that he chose not to fret about material things he had nor the scarcity he was about to experience. Instead, he took joy in the one thing he would never lose—God Himself. This led him to sing: “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (Hab. 3:17–18).

Make it Personal

Choose to worship the Lord today, whether you are in a season of scarcity or one of abundance.