Worship: A Faith issue

        How many times we use the word worhip to describe something that is at best only a part of God’s idea of worship. We are thinking of music or of a “worship service”. We use up so much of our energies debating about the form or the style that we use when we are singing together in church. Jesus is with us but we see only the words of the song, the way that the music is played or how things look up on the altar.
When the Bible shows us worship we find moments of faith. Worship is when faith sees clearly through the window of heaven into the face of God. At those times Jesus comes and asks, “Why did you doubt?” Though we have been in stormy seas, He has never left. Though we have slipped and begun to sink beneath the waves, He has pulled us up to Himself again. In one crystal clear moment we recognize in the deepest part of our soul, ‘He really is the Son of God’ ! That is when we fall down again before him wherever we are and in the middle of whatever we are doing and worship Him again. There is no one like our Jesus!

Matthew 14:31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Love does not wait!

Love does not wait for a better time! 

 When we haven’t thought even once of looking for God, He steps into rooms where we have locked and bolted the doors. That is at the heart of Easter. Jesus did not wait at the grave for His disciples to come. He met Mary there, sent her ahead with the news, then suddenly came to them. The greatest hope of Easter is that God is not willing to wait for “The perfect time” in our lives. For God the perfect time is right now. The perfect place is where we are. The perfect people are the ones who need him the most. How much do you need God today? God is not waiting for a better day to love you! 

 Romans 5:6  You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.