Worship Perspective

Sunset worshipThis word speaks to a point of view toward a person, situation or thing. I sometimes have to really check my perspective regarding a certain subject or even a particular person. I believe that worship should have a proper perspective. Let me make it clear that Creator God should be the focus of my worship. He doesn’t share the stage of my heart with anyone or anything else. I have enjoyed reading the book of Revelation. The brother, John has seen some pretty crazy stuff. I think he really struggled for words to describe all that he saw. He even mistook the messenger for a moment. Check this out….

8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9 But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!” (Revelation 22:8-9 NIV)

 

In “church world”, it seems that we have taken our eyes off the Lord and become distracted by music and style of worship. There are people I know who are adamant that contemporary worship style is the only way to worship God. There are also people I know who believe that traditional worship is the best. I think maybe this is a colossal case of “missing the point”. Our worship should be from deep within our heart. I should not put on a pedestal, the person or person’s leading worship. I should not put on a pedestal, the person bringing the Word of God. I should put God on the pedestal of my heart and ONLY Him!

We can worship God at work, play or anywhere at any time. It’s about the pedestal of my heart. When I worship God, I give Him the proper place of leadership in my life. I shouldn’t worship the journey that brought me here. I shouldn’t worship the people who influenced me along the way. I should ONLY worship Creator God and seek to follow Him and His Way.  If I loose perspective on worshipping God, I might just loose my way – period.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

Hope

hope ave and change wayThis is a word that has incredibly deep meaning. I’ve been in a place of incredible hope and I know the opposite of hope, which is despair. Hope is anticipation, expectation & desire for something to happen. Hope often keeps me motivated and moving forward in the journey.  If I lost all hope, it would make it tough to keep being positive and moving forward. Paul writes to the church in Rome about this very subject. Check this out…

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:5-6; 13 NIV) 

Hope changes perspective. Hope brings life with it. Hope pushes out despair and all sorts of fear and doubt. Hope gives me positive perspective and direction. My Hope rests in Christ as I face the every day and/or the mundane tasks of life. I have hope that this life is not all there it. I believe in eternal life with God in heaven. I have hope because I know Jesus, my hope is built on faith in Him.

Pressing On!
Dwayne