Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are

John 6:35 reads like this: "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst."He speaks of giving everlasting LIFE to those who will believe in Him. Again in John 10:10; Jesus says, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

Only the TRUE believers can worship TRULY. True believers have a sincere gratitude for being rescued from a life of sin. Worship is all about reverence, admiration, and love. It is a humble service rendered in appreciation for all that God gave when He gave His only son. It is not rendered in a mere obligatory way rather it is freely given from the heart of the redeemed.

With salvation comes the promise of everlasting life. That life is now and in the hereafter. Worship should be a part of our present as certainly as it will be in our future. The book of Revelations gives a picture of worship that can be used as a pattern for us today. In chapter 4 we read of the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders. Verse 8 states that they never cease to say; "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." Revelations 5:12 puts it this way: "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise." Verse 13 adds, "forever and ever".

We should worship with all of our being; mind, body, will, and emotions. Any thing less and we are like a beautiful sanctuary that is empty and lifeless. We have potential and capacity but we are void of the service we were created to provide.

He has given His all, shouldn't we give ours?

--Worship Wednesday is brought to you by PT2006. Thanks!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I surely do wish that I could say that I gave my whole self to worship each and every Sunday. Sometimes I wish I had a on-off switch to tune out the my thoughts of worries and things that I have to do...yes, I think of them even as the pastor is praying. I'm working on it.

I've led our children and worship service for the little kiddies (3&4 yr olds) for the past month and sometimes, I think they listen to the stories (aka sermons) better than most adults, including myself.

Thx for the reminder!

God bless!!