We All Worship Someone or Something
“From One Christian to Another…”
All of us worship someone or something. It may be we worship ourselves and we won’t let anyone tell us what to do. We may worship money, power, fame, our family, a girlfriend or boyfriend. We may worship “peace at any cost” in our personal lives. Don’t make me think of serious things…
This Determines our Focus and Striving
What you worship will determine your focus, your striving, and your path of life. You will go after what you worship. You will spend time on it. You will give it your greatest priority.
If We Worship God, We Devote Our Life to Him
That’s true for worshipping God. If you worship Him, you will devote your life to Him. You will spend time with Him. His will becomes your directive, your highest priority. Everyone surrenders to what they worship – what they think is worthy of their devotion. When a life with God is what you desire, His will becomes your will. You have no desires apart from Him. You rely on Him to take care of you. You trust Him in matters big and small. You live at peace with Him because of the sacrifice of His Son. You desire to please Him.
If Not, Your Life Will Be Very Different
If worshipping God isn’t your highest priority, your life will exhibit a very different pattern. You may put God on the sidelines as a safety net, but pursue your own interests rather than His.
We Can Serve God in Any Vocation
We can serve God in whatever vocation we choose. Well, almost every vocation. The difference is our focus. Are we doing our best to please Him or from some selfish motive? With God, motive is everything. This was true even for those doing miracles and preaching.
God Knows our Motives
God ultimately knows our motive, what’s most important to us. There will be no mistaking that in eternity. I hope and pray my motives will be judged as “pure” in eternity. Anything else will be a tragedy – in God’s eyes and mine.
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!