Friday, April 10, 2015

Worship God As U Are

Ephesians 5:27 - .. that He might present her 2 Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

Have u been 2 a worship service where u stood with your hands raised, ready 2 worship God, only 2 hear the worship leader say, “Before we worship God, let’s all search our hearts”? Then, as u search your heart, b4 long, u dig up something that u don’t like. The next thing u know, your hands are no longer raised and soon, u find yourself sitting down — u don’t feel good worshiping God any more.

My friend, I have good news for u. Come and worship Him as u are. Come into God’s presence Jesus-conscious, forgiveness-conscious and grace-conscious! Come into God’s presence bringing only Jesus the spotless Lamb of God as your offering.

Your worshiping God is like the times God’s people in the Old Testament brought their offerings 2 the priest. The priest examined the animal sacrifice 2 ensure that it was without blemish. The priest did not examine the sinner. If the animal was without blemish, God accepted the animal sacrifice as well as the offerer who brought the animal.

So when u come into God’s presence, don’t do any self-examination and be discouraged when u find faults in your life. God does not examine u. He sees u through the full value, and all the loveliness and acceptance of His Son. (Ephesians 1:6) He sees u holy and without blemish!

Remember the woman who was referred 2 as a sinner, possibly a prostitute? She went 2 the house of the Pharisee who was hosting Jesus and wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. (Luke 7:36–50) That was her act of worship.

She came 2 Him as she was. Yes, she knew that she had sinned, but she worshiped Jesus first bcoz of who He is. She was Jesus-conscious. Then, she heard Jesus say, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48) She received the forgiveness she needed from Him.

Whatever u need from the Savior, come 2 Him as u are. Worship Him for who He is and then u will hear Him say, “Go your way. Your restoration has come. Your prosperity is here. You are healed. You have been made whole!”

Joseph Prince Ministries

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