Worshiping God is a life style, it is a way that we live. It is not an event that we attend and participate in from time to time. We are called to worship God with our lives. We are to live lives of worship to God. Which means that we are to worship God in all that we do, all that we speak, and all that we think… That sounds like a tall order, but all the glory goes to Jesus because our works do not earn us salvation, Jesus paid for our salvation on the cross. We respond to Jesus by living our lives to draw closer to God and to worship Him in all that we do.
Have you ever thought about how you live your life? What causes you to make certain decisions? Why do you do what you do? What navigates you to think certain ways about this or that? When we live our lives as acts of worship to God it deepens our relationship with Him and lets us become who we were made to be. Romans 12:1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship. What do you think it means to live your life as a living sacrifice? Do you see yourself praying all the time, doing nothing but reading the bible? That is what many people might think of but this verse goes more deeper than that. This verse points us back to Jesus and the way that He lived when He was on the earth, walking in the flesh. Jesus lived his life looking for the things that His father God wanted Him to do. He was on mission to show the world who God is. Do you live your life on mission to show the world who God is? Do you find that when you are seeking out what God wants you to do that you are growing closer to God? Living our lives as worship to God causes us to love God more and live the life that He has for us to live. The live that He has for us to live is much greater than any other life that you will ever know. James 4:8 puts it this way. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. God longs for us to be close to Him. All we need to do is draw close to Him. When we seek to live a life that is about Him, and for Him. It causes us to lose interest in the things that use to distract us away from God. Living your life as an act of worship to God is the most powerful way to live your life! When you find the power of Love you will see that God’s way is the best way. Be guided by God is the only thing that will ever matter, because God is the best way that you will ever go.
Take some time this week and dig into living your life as a sacrifice as an act of worship and you will never ever want to live any other way!
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