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Glory Seed Devotional 02/06/2014

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  • Glory Seed Devotional 02/06/2014

    A Glory Seed Devotional
    Worship as Experience…

    “But the time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when what you’re called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter. “It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship…” (John 4:23, The Message)

    Yesterday I wrote, “When we can see the totality of our life from Jesus’ perspective we then can see the truth and that truth will set us free! That’s not always easy but always necessary.” If I were to go back and rewrite that sentence I would substitute the word experience for the word see. More and more I am seeing/experiencing the importance of the relationship of seeing and experiencing in how we live our lives. Seeing may lead to believing but experiencing always comes with the potential to be life changing.

    For some a worship experience is a once or twice a week “church service” where they go to be “spiritually fed” in order to live out their Christian lives. However, there are others who’s believe their lives depend on a daily worship experience. They see worship as more than just sitting in church for them the worship experience can be as simple as praying or as engaging as in bible study/reading or other Christian based material. For example when I sit down at my computer turn on meditation music and begin writing I am engaging myself in a worship experience. When we are able to experience God or when we encounter God we are in a “worship experience” which is or should be life changing.

    Expectation, anticipation, participation, encountering, and experiencing God are all elements of Worship whether it is formal in a church sanctuary or informal in a private non-church sanctuary. Yet according to Jesus for our worship to be genuine we must not only pursuit truth but we must also enter into the worship experience based on who we are not who we think we are or who society says we are.

    I appreciate the way Eugene Peterson words this verse from the Beatitudes, “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” (Matthew 5:5, The Message)

    God’s love for you is based not on your position in life it’s not base on how much you have or how little you have it is based solely on who you really are – a daughter or son. When you approach him simply as a daughter or a son you will experience him and he will bless you.

    Believe it! Experience it!
    Grace and PEACE!

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    “When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—” (Isaiah 43:2, The Message)

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    Scriptures marked MSG have been taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group.”

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    Amen Gary.
    3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures --1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (borrowed with gratitude from 37818's sig)


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