Blurred Worship is Blurred Work
Maybe we serve dutifully at the altar, welcome faithfully at the door, or are coerced from the pulpits in our own brands of Christianity, yet the time is here to rejoice in the desires of our Lord for us alone. Even, at cost of those faltering tribal traditions.
Surely God's work has become blurred to us when our personal worship is infrequent, or worse still - absent?
How long until we learn that both work and workers arise first out of worship, and that His work is not done when His worship is forsaken daily?
How may a man know the Lord's work for them without first sitting with Him, praying to Him and enquiring of Him? Jesus, as always, establishes the model:
Jesus gave them this answer: ‘Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by Himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. (John 5:19)
Consider Jesus' disciples after His ascension - these gathered, fasted, waited and prayed until the promised Holy Spirit visited them. (See Acts 1-2). They just worshipped. AND, then look at what they achieved - the gospel went to the nations, Jew and gentile alike.
But we are overlooking that no one can be a worker who is not first a worshiper. Labor that does not spring out of worship is futile. ~ A.W. Tozer
Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.’ (Matthew 9:37-38)
The road to God's work is first travelled in stillness with a bent back.
Pray (worship) to the Lord of the harvest, seek His work from the foot of the Cross alone.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"There is the great lie about - that I can choose better for me than God." ~ Michael Cartwright
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