Wonderers To Worshipers

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What inspires worship to God?  There may be many answers, but one of the best is wonder, awe, and excitement when contemplating God and His marvelous works.  Wonder is the antidote to boredom in worship.  Boredom in worship is an insult to the soul and may be due to a loss of wonder in the power and presence of God.
Wonder is lost when God is forgotten.  Wonder is lost when God is not loved supremely and we attempt to serve more than one Master.  Wonder is lost when the cares of the world extinguish desire for God.  Wonder is lost when sin invades the soul.  Wonder is lost when spiritual growth is neglected.  When wonder is lost, worship dies.
David possessed a sense of wonder that ignites worship.  Consider his thought in Psa. 139:14-16, “I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
David Possessed a Sense of Wonder at God’s Marvelous Works.
He considers his own development in the womb and his own body which is due to the creative power of God.  He declares, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Fearfully refers to that property in an object the contemplation of which excites fear in the beholder.  As he examines his own body, mind and spirit, he is filled with fear of the One who designed it and created it.  The word wonderfully indicates the skill and wisdom used to create.  The human body is a work of art produced by the hand of an all-wise and all-powerful God.  Proper reflection upon these facts create wonder in us.
David Desired to Worship God as a Result of the Wonder in His Heart.
“I will praise thee.”  God is to be praised for His marvelous works.  When we contemplate God’s work in creation and God’s work in redemption, we are thrilled by His wisdom, power, love and goodness.  God’s glory is manifested in all of these aspects of His being.  Worship is homage paid to deity.  In our worship, we glorify our maker and our redeemer.  The doctrine of creation has a direct bearing upon our adoration, praise and devotion to God.  We are humbled in the presence of God.  By humility we surrender to Him.  We are purged of our pride.  We feel our own unworthiness.  God knows us in minute detail.  Before His scrutiny we shrink back.  We cannot hide from His presence.  Let us enter into His holy presence with fear and wonder.
When we truly know God and understand the wonders He has wrought, we will be filled with awe and  we will desire to come before Him in worship. What about boredom?  It vanishes when we enter into the presence of God’s glory with wonder!