The object of our worship will determine our future and define our life.
June 24, 2017, 5:00 AM

They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.  Romans 1:25

The Bible makes it clear to us that all worship is to be God alone.  The first of the ten commandments tells us that we should worship God only, and have no other gods before Him. What’s worship? We typically think of worship as a religious act. However, if a person is a member of the human race and has a mind, body, and emotions, then they are hard-wired to worship. Worship is simply putting our hope in something or someone and then chasing after it. In other words, we hold something up, and give our lives to pursuing it.


Worship can take all kinds of forms. So how does this play out in my life? It might look a little bit like this…. If I worship technology, then I always have the newest computer, TV, gaming console, phone, etc. as soon as they come out. If I worship my favorite sports team, I will travel to the ends of the earth to watch them play. I will sit in inhumane weather, screaming my head off, in my latest favorite player’s jersey. If I worship my kids, I will spend my last dollar making sure they have the right clothes, get on all the right travelling sports teams, drive all over country (nine days a week) to take them to whatever activity they’re supposed attend. If I worship myself, well then, everything is about me. I spend my time based on what makes me, and only me, happy. I spend my money on things that make me look and feel good. I make decisions based on, “How does this affect me?”


Now here’s the deal, technology is not bad. I can even argue that it’s good. Watching or playing sports in and of itself is not bad. My kids are definitely not bad – the Bible tells us they are a gift. Doing things for myself is not wrong. However, none of these things were meant to be worshipped. They are gifts. Who or what we worship is our choice.  The object of our worship will determine our future and define our life. It's the one choice that our other choices are motivated by.  Our worship of God is birthed out of His love for us, which in turn makes us want to love Him, which shapes where we spend our time and our resources. So the question becomes, “What does my life look like if I worship God? 


Now with that in mind, I’ll close with Joshua 24:14-15

 "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord"

A life of worship, is one where we give everything we have and are into His control. We allow God to order and direct how we conduct ourselves in every part of our lives, how we relate to our family, friends, and others, how we deal with our money, how we go about our work. Everything is brought under the control of God, and lived out in accordance with His word to bring Him glory.  So choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve(worship)!


This my prayer:  Father God, I see where at times in my life I worship Your creation over the You, and I am sorry.  Lord please forgive me and help me to give my life to pursuing You and Your glory.  Jesus help me to show Your love in such a way to my family and those You bring into my life, that it motivates them to worship You.  In your name, Jesus. Amen.