Where is your worship?
I read this quote the other day and I’ve been thinking about it ever since:
“It’s easy, you simply follow the trail of your affection, your energy, your money, and your allegiance. At the end of that trail you’ll find a throne; and whatever, or whoever, is on that throne is what’s of highest value to you. On that throne is what you worship.” - Louie Giglio
Oof. What a beautiful, confronting conviction that is. I want to challenge you to search your heart and confess anything that may be stealing from your walk with Jesus. They may be hidden things that the enemy dresses up to look harmless that are actually stealing your worship.
Nothing and no one can love you like He can. But we separate ourselves when we allow lesser lovers to steal our hearts, time and affection. We settle for a lesser love.
Please guard your heart. Your heart is valuable and precious. No one can worship God the same way that you can. No one.
Ask the Holy Spirit to give you spiritual discernment, wisdom, boldness, and peace. Ask Him to captivate your heart in a new way. Ask Him to heal it, soften it and make any areas new that may have grown cold.
- Carly Lynn
Scriptures to meditate on:
* Romans 12:1-2
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
* Luke 4:8
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”
* Matthew 22:37
“Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
* Matthew 15:8
“These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”
What other scriptures come to mind for you? Have you personally walked through this with the Lord? What advice would you give other believers?