Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise -the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.
A good friend of mine recently preached “What is Worship?”
I began meditating on that notion and we discussed the implications of turning worship into something it’s not.
Do you go to Church and think… “I don’t like this song?” Or “I wish the band played more hymns”
What about when you pray? “Lord I need you to do this for me” Or “I want ??? in order to become what you need me to be”
Worship should ALWAYS be about The Lord!
Singing should be about praising his almighty name…
Prayer should be thanking him for the blessings you have…
Life should be about living to glorify Jesus.
Love your neighbor as yourself
This command is easier said than done!
What happens if your Neighbor is a murderer; child molester or keeps you up all night with drinking parties?
1 John 5:17 “All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death”
The ONLY person able to judge others is Jesus Christ.
We do not know others circumstances. God has placed you where you are for a reason.
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honouring each other.
Do not be fake and two faced.
Instead show Gods mercy and grace to everyone who crosses your path.
Stand out from the crowd – for the right reasons!
Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us
I love that Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to have a personal relationship with (John 14:17)
Just like Moses knew God Father and the Apostles knew God Jesus.
How amazing is it to think that although Jesus died to save us, it is the Holy Spirit that continues to work in our lives (if allowed) to help us grow in Gods image.
Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see The Lord.
Don’t hang on to the grief from past relationships or disputes with colleagues for instance.
It is all to easy to bear a grudge with someone, than it is to show Gods love and grace.
Forgive, forget and live in Peace – if not for yourself but for your own salvation!