Let me preface this by saying that many of these posts will be as much for me as for anybody else. I just hope you can find them useful too.
Today, Pastor JD talked about David again. I started to say I'll be glad when we get off this topic but I know JD and we'll just be on to something again challenging us to grow and learn. LOL So I won't whine and complain about how painful some of these lessons about David have been; instead, I will just relay the blessings, as much as they hurt.
Worship is an intimate reaction to our relationship with God. In 2 Samuel, Israel had lost intimacy with God after having Saul as king and after losing the Ark of the Covenant to the Philistenes. JD drew the analogy of Israel to us since we have lost intimacy with the Father and only through Jesus can we achieve an intimate relationship with Him but only with worship can we achieve profound intimacy with Jesus. Jesus became our sin so that we could be looked upon by the Father and accepted by Him. Our worship should reflect this. How many of us get excited when we anticipate seeing a loved one or going to a favorite band's concert or team's game? How much more should we be excited that the King of Kings paid the price for us so we could know the Father?
I don't pretend to have all the answers. My worship seems to rely on my physicality a lot of the time. If I'm tired, I don't give my all to it. But He deserves better than that and I must do better. I am learning so much in my walk with the Lord. I crave each Sunday like I crave chocolate (which is pretty often) and it usually takes me the week to chew on the sermon from the day. I'd love to have you join me at the Summit anytime. I am commited to prospering the gospel of Jesus. He is first in my life. For those of you who know me, you know I mean this. My invitation holds open to any and all who hear this post. In His mighty name....