Worship Him! (5)

Date: Monday, 18th September, 2023

Text: Romans 12:1-2

Author: Pastor Adedeji Fadehan


 In Romans 12:1-2, the word of God says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

In the above scriptures we see, at least, four elements of true worship, namely holiness, sacrifice, freedom from worldliness and transformation by mind renewal.

Holiness means total obedience to the will of God. Sacrifice means giving to the Lord whatever He requires of our time, our earthly possessions, and our energies to further His work. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Our willingness to sacrifice is an indication of our love for God and our devotion to Him.

True worshippers are not distracted by worldly patterns and cultures. They deliberately lay aside all worldly weights, vanities and entanglements. Their main focus is to please God and enlarge His kingdom; and this is where they channel their energies.

One more element of true worship is the spiritual transformation by the renewal of the mind. This happens through the circumcision of the heart by daily exposure to the word of God.

Psalm 95:6 says, “Come and let us worship and bow down; let us kneel (barak) before the Lord, our Maker.” Barak is the Hebrew word for kneeling down and bowing to God in worship.

I pray for you that you will become an addicted worshipper of Christ like never before in Jesus name.

Prayer Nugget: Holy Spirit fill me up in gratitude to God always in Jesus name.       

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