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05/20/2015

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Worshiping To Do Right


"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?' And I said, 'Here am I. Send me' " (Isa.6:8).

Is being determined an emotion? I submit to you, that if it is not, it ought to be... As we look at today's verse about Isaiah's historic commission, what else could it be? Isaiah's fateful vision of a holy God ends with God issuing a summons to serve. In the presence of God, Isaiah makes a life-changing decision and says determinedly, "Here am I. Send me..." You and I might not say those exact words, but there ought to be a moment in worship, whether we say it in our hearts, to others or only before God that we might say something like this.... "Send me" or "Use me" or "Show me the way...." If our worship does not engender this emotion of determination, I feel that it may be vain or empty. Worship should draw from a part of us that is accessed in no other arena of human activity. In our worship, God who is Spirit is worshiped by our spirit. That spirit is the part of us that is most deeply human and the part that will live beyond this life... Jesus said this to the Samaritan woman at the well: "God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth..." (Jn.4:24). Worship ought to employ feelings that are deeper than those toward a hobby, team or some human activity. Our bodies might be sitting in the pew, but it is our spirits that meet God in worship...

Have a wonderful day.... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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