Worship the Trinity
We worship God, and, when we do, we are worshiping the Triune God, including in our worship every person of the Trinity. That works. It pleases God and brings joy and blessing to us.
I would challenge you, though, to conduct a holy experiment and see if it revitalizes your spiritual life: Address your worship to each person of the Trinity separately. I have found this to deepen and broaden my worship as I think specifically of the roles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and worship each for his peculiar role in my salvation and my life.
God, the Father: We can worship God as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and, as we do, think of the magnificence of his creation: mountains, hills, streams, rivers, an ever-changing sky and weather, growing and flowering things from massive to tiny, living creatures, human beings. He made it all and it is he who calls us out of darkness into light. Is that not an amazing theme for worship?
“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
God, the Son: When Jesus revealed his scars to Thomas, who had doubted, Thomas’ response was what ours should be when we remember what Jesus has done for us, “My Lord and My God!” That is worship from the heart! Worshiping Jesus includes acknowledging and appreciating his incarnation, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. It includes honoring him as the Lord of this world.
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that confess his name.” - Hebrews 13:15
God, the Holy Spirit: In our last post, we spent time thinking about the Holy Spirit and his various roles in our lives. You may want to scroll up to revisit that devotional if you need a reminder. There is so much for which to worship him! Yet author Francis Chan has dubbed him, “the forgotten God.” He is wholly God and deserves and desires to be worshiped just as the Father and Son do. Our worship of and gratefulness to the Holy Spirit will enrich our lives with peace and joy.
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”- Romans 14:7
Worship is the lifeline of the soul. It completes us, heals us, and binds us to the Triune God. Let’s be sincere and bold in our heartfelt worship of the One who is worthy!
“Our access in our worship is said to be ‘to the Father’; and this ‘through Christ’, or his mediation; ‘by the Spirit’, or his assistance.” – John Owen*
*John Owen, Communion with God (Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications), p. 414