At a Christian event 100,000 believers gathered to pray for revival and worship God. They were dismissed, not with a challenge to share the gospel, but with a challenge to worship the Lord wherever they went. What an unspeakable tragedy! Soldiers were told to feast in the barracks when they have been enlisted to fight on the front-lines of the battlefield. We are not short of worshipers; we are dreadfully short of those who will go into the world and preach the gospel to those headed for hell. What a tragedy that so many are not exhorted by their leaders to do what God has told us to do: to preach the gospel to every creature. Obeying Him by doing what He commanded is true worship in action.
“Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obe- dience.” A. W. Tozer
2 Chronicles 29:30 Moreover King Hezekiah and the leaders commanded the Levites to sing praise to the Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshiped. 31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, “Now that you have consecrated yourselves to the Lord, come near, and bring sacrifices and tthank offerings into the house of the Lord.” So the assembly brought in sacrifices and thank offerings, and as many as were of a twilling heart brought burnt offerings.