Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sacrifice of Love

Sacrifice Of Love

What does worship mean to me? Wow so many things I could say to express my love for the Lord. Worship to me is a sacrifice of love. There’s many ways that can describe worship or what it means, but I have my own.. Sacrifice is the most important aspect of our lives as Christians because we sacrifice our time for the Lord including church services, jobs, meetings, because it’s a time consuming. So, when I think of worship I think of communion with the Lord. One on one time getting to know and getting closer to the Lord and loving on him, worshipping him because of who He is. So in a time of communion, I’m sacrificing my time to be with the Lord. Im stopping what im doing and giving my full attention to the Lord because he deserves it all. Lets look at the book of Romans 12:1 about worship…

Romans 12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

I like the Amplified bible, it just breaks it down! Okay so theres the word “sacrifice” in verse 1. What I do everyday, where I go, who I see, my entire life belongs to Him that’s worship. Life=Worship! We make a decision everyday what we can offer to the Lord, what can I do to please my God today. The Lord is not asking for much He just wants to commune with us and love and impart, He just wants our worship. Like a father wants to spend time with his son or daughter and love on them, God wants that from us. Like a man wants to spend time with his significant other, God wants that from us. He’s a jealous God and we must put ourselves aside and put Him first in everything we do. Lets talk about Love! One of the greatest gifts that man can have is love. I love to love! I’m a sucker for it J. The love I’m referring to is God’s love. Love between two people that’s awesome to and one day I’ll know what that means again, but right now the only love that’s rocking my world is God’s true and infinite love for me. Sacrifice of love goes so far and beyond its completely immeasurable. God demonstrated his love for us when he gave his only son to die for our sins John 3:16. So what can we do to repay God for this act of love? We are so unworthy to receive his love but the almighty God gives us chance after chance and still we screw up in areas but His Love! Take time out of your day and love on him. Sacrifice your time and self to him to give him what he’s worthy of. Sacrifice of Love is my worship and this is my heart because I love worship more than anything because I’m with him and giving what he deserves.

So in my closing, I want God to search the deepest parts of me and help me to become more like him each day. As I wake up every morning and acknowledge that He is God and Hes bigger than my situation and Hes there through it all whatever the case may be. Psalm 51:10 says "Create in me a clean heart and renew the right spirit within me"...I want nothing but to please him and make him a proud daddyGod each day and I will strive to do so. Worship is everything, its a lifestyle!

Kari Jobe wrote a song called The More I Seek You and this song always hits me every time I hear it. Check it out! (click the link)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day starts at 6am

So I told myself Thursday night that I would at least sleep in till like 9 right? Well, my mom works around 6am and so all of a sudden Im hearing my name being screamed in this echo like tone and I wake up and my mom is sitting in a chair looking directly at me and says, "You need to go get your dad his car broke down in Mobile!". I was like OMG I really have to drive an hour, half sleep, at 6am?? LOL so then my mom is like "well no, just get up and help find a towing service for him". Boy! Was I relieved lol. I mean I seriously wouldnt mind going to get my dad at all, its just that I was awakened at an odd time without being prepared and I know im not the only one that has those moments. After finding him a tow service I couldnt go back to sleep at all. My dad calls me like an hour later wanting me to come pick him up at the auto service place down the street from our place. Well, Im driving and I see this old lady that lives across the way and I stop the car to say hey (during this moment i forgot to put my shades on) and the first thing she says is, "did you get any sleep baby? Youre eyes look like you need sleep?" LOL and I gave her a short version of why I look like crap right now. Sigh you gotta love old people because they dont sugar code anything, theyll just come on out and say whatever is on their mind. Then after that it was a day of running errands in the crazy weather of Pensacola where one side was really rainy and the other side was cloudy with the sun beaming. Lets not forget its still humid when it rains especially when you dont have air in your car, but yeah thats another story! :-)