Seeking What Matters to God … Part II

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”   ~ Ephesians 2:4-5
Something wonderful and miraculous and life-changing takes place within the human soul when Jesus Christ is invited in to take His rightful place in our lives.  That is exactly what God intended and anticipated when He worked the plan of salvation into the fabric of humanity.  2 Samuel 14:14 found David challenged by the woman of Tekoa regarding his own mercy and grace towards his son Absalom.  Here we see in the God’s ultimate design taking shape again.  “All of us must die eventually (she says).  Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again.  But God does not just sweep life away; instead, He devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from Him(NLT).
God intended to make worshippers out of rebels.  He wanted to restore men and women to the place of worship planned from the beginning of creation. 
When we know the transformative power of God, bringing us back into fellowship with Him, into His presence, and how blessed we are on a daily basis, then we do not wait until Sunday to go to church and worship … our lives become full of worship daily. 
True worship is constant.  It is the consistent attitude and mindset of the follower of Christ.  We live out of a sustained and blessed acknowledgement of love and adoration for the One who delivered us from darkness and brought us into His marvelous light (John 8:12; 12:46; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 5:8). 
We have been made in the image of God with the capacity to know God and that which is intrinsic within us is the desire to worship.  When the Holy Spirit has quickened us to the life of regeneration, our whole being senses our kinship with God and joyful exuberance is the result.  We are thankful that it is God’s desire to lead all of us into the depths, widths and heights of who He is.  God wants to take us deeper into Himself.  That’s what matters to Him.  He wants to cultivate within us the adoration and admiration that He is worthy.
The living God willingly revealed Himself to us, and in our worship of Him we find unspeakable pleasure.

~ Pastor Greg

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