What does it imply to worship God? – iBelieve Reality: A devotion for girls

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What does it mean to worship God?
By: Emily Rose Massey

And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the big and most important commandment. The second is as follows: "You should love your neighbor as yourself." The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments "(Matthew 22: 37-40, NASB).

Did you know that everyone was created to worship? Yes, even those who do not consider themselves religious are worshiping something or someone.

Worship ascribes something or something to someone. It is what you devote your time, your devotion, your affection, your finances, your heart to. If you allow yourself to really think about it, you will know in your heart what you are worshiping.

As humans, we were created to worship God, but after sin came into the world, we started worshiping everything except God. This tension of worshiping God against everything and everyone else exists in the heart of every man, woman and child.

If you attribute ultimate value to anything other than God Almighty, that person or thing is what the Bible calls an idol. And when it comes to God, He doesn't want you to give yourself completely to anything or anyone other than yourself. He is not selfish or proud; He loves us perfectly and wants us to love him above all else. So how do we make sure we worship God and don't create idols?

We start by focusing our attention and affection on God and giving him the highest honor in and through our lives. The worship of God creates an atmosphere in our hearts that helps God to shape us more and more into the image of Jesus. First of all, to seek God means that our hearts yearn for the things of God, compared to the things of this world every day we walk with God.

The more I worship God by giving him first place in my life, the more my heart becomes a breeding ground for selfless love that is created in and through us. When the Lord begins to sanctify and shape us and change our hearts, we can love others with the Father's love.

In Matthew 22, Jesus replies to a group of Pharisees and Sadducees who ask him to define the greatest commandment in the law:

And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the big and most important commandment. The second is as follows: "You should love your neighbor as yourself." The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments ”(Matthew 22: 37-40, NASB).

One day when I thought about it, I started singing this simple chorus in prayer:

Cultivate the bottom of my heart
Until it brings a crop of permanent fruit
for your purpose
for your plan …

How does God cultivate the bottom of your heart?

By primarily worshiping God Almighty and leaving your life more and more to Him every day.

Worship is not just about singing to the Lord (although that is important). It denies itself and says "yes" to it every day of your life. Every "yes" to God is worship when you seek God in prayer or share the gospel with those He puts in your way or by praying for those who are hurt. If we love God with everything we are, our hearts cannot help but be flooded by his love for others.

Worship is a lifestyle. Every day God says "More of you and less of me". Every time we obey God and say "yes" to him, we give him glory. We give him value with our words and our actions. Every father wants his children to mature and their love life to be successfully completed, and our heavenly father wants the same for us.

Take some time to think about what is drawing all your attention, affection, and time. Who or what do you worship? Yourself? Your plans? Your work? Money? Nice clothes? Everything in this world will pass except love (1 Corinthians 13). Are there areas in your life that you are holding back from God? The more we say "yes" to God, the more he can shape our hearts and they will flood with his perfect love.

Emily Massey As a little girl, she started writing short stories and poems, entered the blogging world in her early 20s, and published her first book in 2015. She likes to be a mother who stays at home while continuing to pursue her passion as a writer. She believes that she has been forgiven a lot, loves a lot, and wants to point others to Christ and his redeeming and transforming power, especially by sharing the truth found in God's written word. If you want to connect with Emily, you can visit www.wewouldratherhavejesus.com.

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