Sunday, March 23, 2014

God Thinking XLVIII - Turning back 1

"God thinking teaches you to praise and worship God.  God wants you to praise Him and worship Him for two reasons - One to affect what comes into your mind and your heart and Two, to affect what comes out of your minds and your heart.   
This flow of what comes in to you and the flow that goes out from you is determined by your worship.
Your worship will only reach a level consistent with the rest of your way of living. 
Note: I know I have already lost many well meaning Christians when I discuss their level of worship with their level of personal commitment to God.  Many people today are taught that their is no connection, i. e., do what you want during the week and act religious on Sunday and all is worked out.  That's a pretty shallow view.  The true connection to God has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with relationship.  If you can't get past that it's not likely you are going to want to draw nearer to God every day. 
In other words, despite the feelings and emotion expressed at the moment of worship, the actual height or ascent of our worship is regulated by the degree of submission that you adhere to in the everyday actions of your life. 
Even though you might be more sensitive to the Holy spirit as you come together and praise and worship God corporately, your worship can only reflect who you are as a ‘whole person’.

You can turn on and off who you are at different times of the day, concerning your relationship with God, but the on and off time mixed together is who you really are. 
Please consider this point carefully:
God sees the end from the beginning. He also knows if you are going to be faithful in the future.  
God does not reveal all of His attributes to you, in you, through you until you are committed past the place where you turn back - And God knows when that is.
Excerpt from God Thinking XLVIII - Turning Back by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014


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