When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. Acts 4:24 (NIV)
Peter and John return to the earliest Christians to report all that has happened to them and what was said. We watch as our first followers of the risen Christ step forward in genuine worship of God. Their first reaction is praise and prayer. Can we use their reaction to guide us too? Do we find a pure example to base our own worship still today? They begin by calling on the Sovereign Lord. The turn themselves directly to the One Who made the earth, the seas and the heavens. How much of our worship now is done in this same simple honesty? How seriously are we seeking today to place ourselves before the Sovereign Lord?
As we turn our hearts to God this day, shall we make an effort to place Him above all that we know? Shall we turn to the Lord as maker, ruler and redeemer of all? Shall we come before Him, not in words merely, but with the intention of actually placing ourselves within His Presence? Will our encounter humble us before His power and might? Will kneeling before His throne now awaken an extreme need for the saving grace of God´s Son? Will we be like the first Christians who bow to the Sovereign Lord?
We pray to You Who made everything we see and know. We come to actually experience the mighty weight of being before the Sovereign King! Hold us up for we are not worthy!