Tuesday, December 16, 2014

God Thinking LXVIII - What Is Worship? 6

"God’s provision for our waywardness is Grace.

There’s only one way to have peace with God and to be able to worship Him in spirit and truth and it’s found in Romans 5:1-2 “1.  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
 2.  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

The truly spiritual man or woman will tell you - “If not for the grace of God.................”

Of the many things that affect your worship - the one thing that affects your worship more than anything is:
Being out of a right relationship with God.

Of the many things that your worship affects - the one thing that your worship affects more than anything is:
Being in a right relationship with God.

Nothing can bring you into a right relationship with God more than effectual praise and worship.  

Everything to do with growing in Christ starts with recognition of God’s holy and unequaled attributes.  

You start by giving God a little praise and you worship Him a little, and God does mighty wonders on your behalf. 

Then you loosen up a little and start to praise Him when things aren’t going as well as you would like and you worship Him at  times that aren’t convenient and God reveals more of Himself to you.

You open up a little more and praise Him when things go distinctly awry and you worship Him when you are angry at God or disappointed with God’s Sovereign hand - and God hesitates not to pour out His Spirit on you.

You begin to praise Him in the morning, before you even get fully awake, or you worship Him at noonday or at lunch - God reveals more of Himself and more and more and as God reveals His Holiness you begin to see how intricately involved God is in the everyday affairs of your life. 

you begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together and you start to understand more of the reasons why - and at the same time the importance of having every answer fades in the presence of God.  God becomes the reason why.  God becomes the answer.

Excerpt from God thinking LXVIII What Is Worship? by Keith C. Powell                                                    Copyright 2014

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