Worship Where You Are, Sis!


We are seven months into 2020 and we have collectively starred in seven different episodes of the Twilight Zone. 

Headlines, whether national or local, seem to be competing to win the "Worse News of the Day" Award. We can't catch a break. From Covid-19, racial unrest, "Karens", joblessness, and just the regular stressors of our daily lives--- I sometimes feel more anxious than I feel faith-filled and I question why God is allowing all of this to happen.


I don't feel like any of this is fair
I'm tired of being in the house
I'm afraid that Corona will find its way to my family
I just don't understand any of it.

I'm just keeping it 100.

But.

While I'm keeping it 100, God keeps it 1000+. After I dish out all my complaints, he asks me one simple question:

"Will you worship Me, still?"

Y'all.

The Lord has a way of asking questions that convict and minister in the same breath.

Not one person can ignore all of what is going on around us but will we worship the Lord still?


Will we divert our attention from the issue of the day, to fix our eyes on the El Elyon (the most high God)?

Can we surrender ourselves to the fact that he is still in control, when it seems like straight up chaos to us?

And please don't misunderstand me. We should continue to fight for justice. We should be ever vigilant with our health. But remember, anything we exalt before God is still idol worship, regardless of how noble the cause.  

I appeal to you therefore, brothers,by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2

Sis, can we worship God right where we are? In this season and the ones we have yet to experience. Let us---

Remember God's Mercy-It is so easy for me to list out all the things God is not doing for me but sometimes I get amnesia and forget all the things he has kept from me that I deserved.

Present ourselves to GodGotquestions.org says it more eloquently than I can:

"Presenting our bodies means giving to God all of ourselves. The reference to our bodies here means all of our human faculties, all of our humanness--our hearts, our minds, hands, thoughts, attitudes--are to be presented to God. In other words, we are to give up control of these things and turn them over to Him,  just as a literal sacrifice was given totally to God on the alter"
Renew our minds- we are not of this world, so we can't think the same way the world does. We need the mind of Christ to navigate all that is weighing us down. We renew our minds through prayer and meditating on the word, day and night.
God adjusted my crown with this post, ya'll. I'm challenged to go in to TODAY with a different mindset and in complete worship. Will you join me?


 

 


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