BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“And after they had sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives (Matthew 26:30).”
Worship is only for God. Jesus emphasized two important points about worship. First, it is for God only. In the wilderness, he deflated his ego by telling himself the truth. “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve (Matthew 4:10).”
Secondly, worship must be done in spirit and in truth. “God is Spirit, and they that worship God must worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).”
Although worship is only for God, you can praise all the good in your life. You can praise people, places, and things. Whatever you praise grows and multiplies. Whatever you praise expands and increases. Hallelujah is a one-word prayer and is considered the highest praise.
Don’t praise sickness, pain, and disease by talking about it all the time and claiming it as your own with such phrases as “my high blood pressure, my diabetes, my heart condition.” “My” signifies ownership and possession. If you don’t desire to possess something in your body and keep it in your consciousness, don’t use the word “my.”
Instead of saying my high blood pressure, say, “the” high blood pressure. Using the word “the” recognizes its’ existence and acknowledges that it does not belong to you nor do you possess it in your body. Since it’s not yours and you do not desire it, do not praise it. Praise the wholeness that is your spirit. Praise the healing happening in your soul. Praise the health that is manifesting in your body.
Using the Prayer Tool of Witnessing and Sharing Your Testimony with Others as symbolized by the Measuring Tape, document and share with at least one other person an experience of healing.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.