Worship Part 10 – Worship is an acknowledgment of One True God.
The uniqueness of being a Christian is our relationship with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit of The Father, which is within us and makes us part of His heavenly realm. Without the presence of the third person, it will be incomplete, and the perfection of God is His completeness and fullness. It is a unique and unshaken revelation to those who believe that good gifts come from God.
Those still consumed with doubt still need to work harder to have a cordial relationship with Him, who created his Son and cleanses us from sinful nature and us. It is so unique that we are sons of God, the children of the highest.
Exodus 34:14 says—“Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” Our perfection here on earth is made up of faith, hope, and love, which makes it the bedrock of completeness, and with these three links together, it will serve as the basis of our interaction with the LORD. Personal relationships with the LORD involve communication through private prayer or with fellow believers in public worship, acknowledgment of His existence, His Lordship over all, and His Divine Nature.
We can express our feelings with Him through music that will please Him but not just music that makes us dance, jump with joy and shout but with true love, genuine worship, and constant interaction through prayer.
If pushing to go beyond, it is already an act of impressing the Father, which is either the Spirit of arrogance or pride. I believe we will be out of bounds if we try for more, and it will be of no value. God is love and will not interfere with our Free Will. Humans cannot precisely define what true love means; if we cannot define it, we cannot claim it. But God’s love is accurate, and it means through revelation, it is about His faithfulness that will never leave us nor forsake us.
He keeps His promises and is a great provider of our needs. Love is a feeling that our hearts cannot hide from God. He knows our limited capacity and that we can only go so far. Our love should have no limit to godly and truthful love, but not to the extent that we will do it more than He does. We should avoid and be aware that we are not competing with God’s greatness. Even if it is not our intention, it might look like it in the human mind.
We can do all things possible for humans and claim our intimacy with God at the highest level. However, it is still nothing without the Spirit of humility and obedience to His Will. We are just exercising for physical fitness and not spirituality. God is Spirit, and we should express our worship in Spirit and live in obedience to His commands, which is the bottom line.
Deuteronomy 6:5 says, “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and soul and with all your strength.” We cannot only express our relationship by just opening our lips, but we also have to do some actions so we may be able to encourage and get reactions from others to do the same. We are in the age of the kingdoms, and the only way to strengthen the kingdom of God is by having more kings come to God.
The more we generate kingship, the faster the kingdom of Christ will be visible, but right now, we are building and rebuilding the individual’s kingdom. We still need more effort to conquer the kingdom of the lost souls and those that gave up their kingdom and become captive to vices and ungodly work.
During the church age, people who called on the name of the LORD took advantage of the grace that was offered even before the death of Christ. Christ is the grace of God. The Father sent him, and without His voluntary sacrifices that led to His death on the cross, according to John 10, we are still in sinful nature.
Our assigned tasks are to make disciples and live in obedience to the commands of God and repay His sacrifices, spend time when we read God’s word in prayer day in and day out—1 John 3:24. When we continue reading God’s Word, it will be quick to feel how great it is to be with Him. As we go along with His word, we will understand and feel the blessings attached to it and may hear the voice of God talking to us through our thoughts.
Let our hearts speak to God with the help of our minds.
We have hidden skills regarding learning ability, and meditation is one of them. Therefore, we all need to try to develop until we achieve and use the skill.
Through meditation, we can be in the presence of God, side by side.
To start meditating, we do it this way: need a quiet place and pray, ask, pause and talk and pause again and start with the image and the area you are surrounded with like birds singing, butterflies flying, animals playing, all kinds of things that will put you in an imaginative stage a trance. Everything is in the power of the mind.
We all have this gift of meditating; some may need a guide to learn it. We can learn from the internet and others with the skills. Worship service is the highest priority for the institutional church and the body of believers known to be the Body of Christ, the Church.
Our involvement in worship through singing psalms, hymns, songs, prayers, gospels reading, and gaining knowledge of the Word through Sunday school or Bible Studies will eventually lead us to Spiritual maturity and transformation from our old nature. Thus our character and attitude will become a new creation.
Our Spiritual gift, if allowed by the leadership to be used, will benefit the church, and the Kingdom of God will be more available to access those called by God.
The Bible can be considered a love letter from God, and anyone who opposes this notion can walk away to maintain what they already set in their mind. Others who still want to expand their knowledge may continue seeking until they conclude they already have enough understanding of what they want to explore.
And to the remaining seekers who still want to acquire more knowledge and understanding and decide later if the new knowledge gives them the truth they seek, the truth that will answer their long-awaited questions.
Sometimes, some people pursue to seek the truth, but if they are not given that gift to proceed, regardless of how they strive to seek the truth, they will be unsuccessful.
Worship is to be directed to God alone.
Anyone who fears God, an individual or group of individuals, must be worshipping the true God. Ignorance or lack of knowledge of the truth of God may lead to the wrong place of worship. The best way before we commit is to observe how they worship and to whom they direct their worship.
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