A little interlude from my current series of posts:
The little gathering of believers to which I belong has been discussing worship. What is it? How do we more consistently enter into it? Why do we need to do it? I asked God about this question, and here’s a portion of what I believe I received from Him. I hope it will bless and nourish you.
Worship is the look in a small child’s eyes as she gazes up into her mommy’s face, and that face is her world. This is what I mean by worshiping in spirit and in truth. Your spirit submits, yields to Me intimately, personally, completely. Absolute trust is never possible for long in any human relationship, even though that relationship may be ever so true. Your very finiteness precludes it. You cannot ultimately be perfect enough or powerful enough to fulfill all your good desires toward those who look to you.
But I can. There is nothing I cannot do — and yes, I do mean there is NOTHING that I cannot, nor that I will not do for the good of My own dearly loved children. Thus, I keep you in perfect peace to the degree that you keep yourselves in a state of worship — of absolute trust and abandonment to Me. I will never leave nor forsake you, and even the bad, the excruciatingly worst, is allowed only for your ultimate best.
Do you think Me selfish and puffed up out of all decorum because I desire and require your worship? Is it not this very thing that keeps you in peace — that your eyes be stayed on My face — the face of your hope, your salvation, the source of your very life?
How, My dear, My beloved, My treasured children — how can I bless you if your eyes and your hearts are on a thousand other things — some good, some neutral, some bad, some worse? Look at me. Not because I need to be looked at, but because I am your source and the right arm of your protection. Look at Me. From My hand you receive strength and rest and sustenance for the journey, and from My eyes, guidance in the way. LOOK AT ME!
If you do not, will you not wander, cold, hungry, inconsolable and alone? And even as you wander, I am there, but you, like a child distracted, cannot hear Me calling your name. Come aside, dearest, and be quiet. Sit still and My stillness, My peace, will enter you and become who you are.
In Me, you have everything you need and all your heart truly desires. You seek frantically after so many things, yet only one thing do you require, and nothing else will satisfy the need in you. Keep your hearts’ eyes on Me. All that you need is here, and how I long to supply you abundantly!
God is so good!