Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Taking Care of Business

So, this sounds crazy but... I've been putting devotional thoughts in the bathroom in our youth area. Before you move to have the deacons meet, let me explain... I call it "Taking Care of Business With God" meaning that we all have business to do with Him in prayer and devotion, so what better prompter for one to do such business but in the restroom. It's an attempt to be clever, which is not one of my spiritual gifts.

So I will be posting them on here as well, for your reading pleasure (or scorn)

You’re in here taking care of business, but have you thought about taking care of your business with God?

I know this is a very odd place to think about your spiritual life, but the Bible tells us in John 4 that we worship God in Spirit and Truth. This goes against the thought at the time that God could only be worshipped in the Temple.

Here is the passage for you to read:

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and d truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

Jesus tells this woman that we worship in Spirit and Truth. How do we worship in Truth? We worship in Truth because of the statement Jesus makes at the end here, that He is the promised Messiah. The object of our worship is Christ, and we worship Him because He is who He says He is. He is not something we designed, and we did not assign to Him the position of Messiah. He is Truth, and all He says is Truth. We worship because of this Truth. Any other worship not found in the Truth of Christ is idolatry.

We worship in Spirit because we do not have to go to a specific place to worship our God and Savior. We come to church to worship with other believers, but worship is a lifestyle and a pattern for everyday. God can be worshipped in school, in the car, by yourself, at the beach, on a mountain, and dare I say it, in a restroom.

Take a moment and pray, thanking God that you can worship Him where you are. Pray that God would make you more like His Son Jesus, and that you would have the boldness to share Jesus with others.

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