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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

GOT TO DO BETTER THAN THAT


Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.

There is an expression that embodies the scripture above called, “Lip service.” 

 When people pay lip service to something, they express their respect, but they don't act on their words, so the respect is hollow and empty.

 What stands out in this verse is; “Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.”

 You can attend a church service and do all the stuff you have been taught either by others example or told what to do, like raise your hands, clap your hands and all the rest.  You can do all this because it is expected of you and still not even come close to true worship out of the depths of your heart.

 This is not good for GOD gets an attitude when this occurs that isn’t good.
 
Worship is not something you turn on when the song service begins.  It is something that should be alive within at all times and just flows out naturally when you arrive at church.  If there is a goal to be desired above all else it is to be real; a natural believer that has no pretence in their character

John 1:47 When Jesus saw Nathaniel approaching, he said of him, "Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false."

 I love the words to the old song; is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?

That is a question that deserves an answer. Or are you still struggling and holding back some things? Well there is good news, you can let those things go and be rid of them. 

You have longed for sweet peace, And for faith to increase,
And have earnestly, fervently prayed; But you cannot have rest,
Or be perfectly blest, Until all on the altar is laid.
Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid? Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blest, And have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul.

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