Are you bored in Worship? Critical? Self-seeking? Do you bring your best offerings, words and thoughts before the Throne?
God spoke some strong words to Malachi on this issue. He’s very clear in Malachi 1:11-14
“I am honored all over the world. And there are people who know how to worship Me all over the world, who honor Me by bringing their best to Me. They’re saying it everywhere: God is greater, this GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies! All except you. Instead of honoring Me, you profane Me. You profane Me when you say, “Worship is not important, and what we bring to worship is of no account, and when you say, I’m bored–this doesn’t do anything for me. You act so superior, sticking your noses in the air–act superior to ME, GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies! And when you do offer something to Me, it’s a hand-me-down, or broken, or useless. Do you think I’m going to accept it? This is God speaking to you! A curse on the person who makes a big show of doing something great for Me–an expensive sacrifice, say–and then at the last minute brings in something puny and worthless! I’m a great king, GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies, honored for and wide, and I’ll not put up with it! (The Message)
What does He want?
1-He considers Worship of utmost importance and wants us to place top priority on it.
2-All that we bring to Worship is important. Our thoughts, our offerings, ourselves, EVERYTHING.
3-Boredom is the choice of the worshipper and NOT one He wants us making.
4-We are to give our best! Nothing used, broken or less than our best!
Our worship is to be all about Him, blocking out problems, plans, and people and focusing totally on Him.
Heavenly Father, Jehovah Sabaoth, You and You alone are my God, my King. I will worship You with all of my heart, mind, and soul. Give me the ability to give You my absolute best. Make it so in Jesus Holy Name!
Yes Marie to have deep inner Joy we are to worship God The Father and Jesus Christ who is KING of Kings, and LORD of Lords and being part of The Godhead or Trinity as we call Them today He indwells us through The Holy Spirit and being Born Again and Perfected in Love we are conformed into His image before we die.
Revelation 19:15-17 And out of His mouth goeth a Sharp Sword, that with it He should smite the Nations and He shall rule them with a rod of iron:and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING of Kings, and LORD of Lords.
“Christ”ian Love – Anne
Hi, Anne! The whole chapter of Revelation 19 is awesome! Blessings to you from across the miles. I hope you’re feeling better. Marie
Welcome to Thought-Provoking Thursday! Thank you for sharing this good word with us today. May God help us to worship Him in spirit and truth with an undivided heart. Blessings
Thank you Lyli! I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog. It is truly awesome that He has placed us in a country that allows us to worship. Blessings to you and yours! Marie