Sunday, 2 November 2014

Worship.

There's something truly beautiful about pure and genuine worship. Those moments you allow yourself to beckme vulnerable and can literally feel God's presence in the room without a doubt. It's those times when you're just before God not asking Him for anything or settling "issues" with Him for not doing so & so, but just being in awe of Who He is. It's in those moments we are operating in our highest calling.

At my core, I am no longer (because there was a time i could care) impressed by money, cars, clothes, the latest designer anything, status or recognition. Those were days of emptiness and living for audiences who could care less about you and also for the applause. It's such a self absorbed life where God gets no glory, and we act as if we provided for ourselves and deserve to be anything.

I find myself wanting to spend time with God and worship music (or just singing to Him for who He is) more than I desire to be with friends--chatting about stuff that really make no sense or add up to much, really. To get to this place, you must understand and truly believe that we are solely dependent on God for EVERYTHING. When you know you must depend on Him alone, you stop looking at your clock, keeping track of time so you can do "more important" things. You understand with deep conviction that there is really nothing you can do that will weigh more than your time with Him.

Morality has truly been on the decline and somehow in our minds, it's justifiable and reason enough according to some standard--or the lack thereof--I refuse to be familar with. We comfortably turn down church invites because a business meeting came up. We have allowed our hearts become hardened to the beggars on the streets because we FEEL they should go and find a job instead (forgetting how God had mercy on us and placed us where we are. Don't let Him regret it), or simply because "church just isn't for us!" Oh! I beg your pardon?! Who informed us we have control over the life God gave us to worship Him with? He is a jealous God and won't sit back and fold His arms while you put Him in second place.

Lately, between church, casual conversations and articles I stumble upon, I keep being reminded to lay up treasures in Heaven (and not this temporary earth).

Matthew 6:19-21, 24

" Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
 You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money both."

The way this world is going, anyone can drop dead any second and the wealth we amass on earth will remain. But, the treasures we accumulate in Heaven will eternally be with us. I will rather not "have it all" on earth,  and have all I ever wished and more in Heaven. Spending time with God is the best part of any day. It just sets the tone for how your day goes. Your heart starts to look like God's and people naturally will gravitate to you.

We must do better as people. We were put here on earth for God's pleasure. Let's live a life that God smiles down in delight when He looks at us. Anybody not worshipping God does not deserve to be alive. You exist solely on God's mercy. Don't stretch it!

This is a life-check, and a heart-check to refocus us, and bring us back to the heart of God. Allow your heart to become human again. Let's become sensitive to the things of God. Put your logic aside and put on FAITH. It's cooler.

I believe in you. Together we will worship God with purity. I trust you. You are beauty-FULL! Believe nothing else.
I love you.

Favor O.
Xx

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