Friday, October 24, 2014
“Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name” ~ Hebrews 13:5.
Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends ~ John 15:13. There is no greater sacrifice than to lay one’s own life down so another may live free. Jesus paid the ultimate for us.
Akin to that, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” ~ John 3:16.
Sounds like Father, Son and Holy Spirit are worthy of our greatest praise and thankfulness. Praise is the greatest act of Spiritual service, worship and sacrifice we can make. This type praise and thanksgiving only is just begun when it leaves the lips. Those who speak such praise from truly grateful hearts are changed forever, with deep desire to be like these who gave their all for “me”. Sincere, heart-rendered worship, adoration, and gratitude enthrones Father, Son and Holy Spirit on the heart of the one giving such praise. They are changed forever, fully surrendered, and effective in life and service to the glory of the one to whom they give this sacrifice of praise.
How is your Spiritual service of worship, beloved? Do you give all to Him who is worthy to sit on the Throne of your life?
“You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” ~ John 4:22-24.
The truth of our worship is seen in lives fully surrendered to His service and to be as He is in all things.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” ~ Romans 12:1.