Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
“So you too, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, ‘We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'”
What can we give to the Lord that He has not already given us?
We can dedicate our lives to His service, but He put the breath of life in us already.
Our mortal bodies, souls and spirits belong to God.
Pride would say they are ours to do with what we want, but pride is a liar and a deceiver.
We are truly nothing without God and His Spirit.
Ashes to ashes.
Dust to dust.
What can I give to God that He doesn’t already have?
And more disciples.
Worship is an interesting thing.
God commands us to worship Him above all other things.
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
We are to have no other gods before Him.
No other idols before Him.
No other striving, except to strive to be with Him.
The world knows how to worship everything except God.
The world worships evil.
The world worships money, power, status, material possessions.
None of those things can save you.
Only God can save your wretched soul.
When we worship, we acknowledge God for who He is.
We confess that we are broken and fragile creatures in need of a Saviour.
There is freedom in worship.
Everytime I worship my Creator, all my problems seem to disappear.
To bask in His Presence, is to live forever.
He inhabits the praises of His people.
Worship the Lord.
It will transform your life.
Oh yeah, make disciples.
Both worship and discipleship require personal, hands-on, one-to-one interaction.
One is with God, the other is with people.
There’s no one size fits all approach to worship or discipleship, that would defeat the purpose.
Here’s the thing, Christ came to give us life and to give it abundantly.
Do you want to be reduced to a formula?
A process, a project?
Of course not, you want to be accepted as a unique human being and treated as such.
God does not play favorites.
Each of us can be the apple of His eye.
His love is infinite.
As we pour out our hearts to Him and to each other, we get filled up again.
He is our source.
My focus currently is on building up our worship band and discipling my fellow human beings.
I learn from those who have gone before me and done the hard work of discovery, then I apply my heart to the challenge.
It’s an interesting thing because the results are never finished.
I can’t say, “There, now we’ve finished the task!”
Our work never ends until God takes us home.
There is no limit to worship.
There is always something more to learn.
There is always a new song to sing.
It’s a road that never ends.
Growing in Christ.
That also is a road that never ends.
With Christ Jesus as our standard, we can see we have a long journey ahead.
Sanctification, recovery, spiritual transformation.
Call it what you want.
We are being changed from glory to glory.
Yesterday’s manna is worm eaten.
Yesterday’s revelation is tired.
Today is the day in which we live.
Tomorrow never dies.
We march on, singing our song to the King.
To God be the glory, forever and ever, amen.