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!