Monday, March 10, 2008

What God seeks?

Bible reading : Matthew 18:12-13

As Christians, we often say, “ever since I found the Lord…: And of course, what we really mean is there is a God who loves us. It was like finding Him. But we do not “find” the Lord; He finds us. God was not lost; we were.

If you’re a believer today, the reason for that is because Jesus Christ, the Son of God, sought you out. He looked for you. He found you. Jesus said this in the story of the shepherd with the 100 sheep, he left the 99 and went after the stray (Matthew 18:12-13).

There is another thing God is seeking, and the answer is found in John 4, in the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman. As they were discussing worship, Jesus told her “The hour is coming and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship Him” (John 4:23).

True worship is not merely the singing of worship songs. Rather, it is living our lives in a way what is pleasing to God. In fact, our singing and our prayers are just the outward manifestations of a life daily lived for His glory.

What is God looking for today? He is looking for true worshipers. He is seeking such people to worship him.

Response: Am I willing to worship God by changing the way I live? In what area & how?

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus,

May the meditation of my heart, the words on my lips, and the thoughts of my mind be acceptable to you, my Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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rhythm |ˈriðəm|

1 the rhythm of the music beat, cadence, tempo, time, pulse, throb, swing.
2 poetic features such as rhythm meter, measure, stress, accent, cadence.
3 the rhythm of daily life pattern, flow, tempo.

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