Worship God His own way

Deuteronomy 12:31 (GW): ‘Never worship the Lord your God in the way they worship their gods, because everything they do for their gods is disgusting to the Lord. He hates it! They even burn their sons and daughters as sacrifices to their gods.’

My people don’t bother coming to Me to find out how I want to be worshipped. They hold committee meetings to decide the best way to worship Me, they do studies, scientific ones on how best to fill the pews and plan accordingly. Yes they invite Me to the meetings with the opening prayers then ignore Me the whole time only to thank Me for coming and ask Me to sanction their decisions. And they wonder why My presence is not manifest.

They worship the way they feel like. They stir up their emotions and compete on who sings the loudest, dances the best or raises their hands the highest. The worship becomes all about them; all about filling the pews and competing with other denominations. And they think ‘if God didn’t like it, there would be fire and brimstone’. How foolish you are! Have you not read that I bear patiently (2 Peter 3:9)? Since when has the commands of your pastor superseded the express commands in My Word? Why then has his tapes and CDs and devotionals replaced your quiet time studying My Word?

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man sows, that he shall reap. Take heed therefore the seed you sow. Return to Me and I will return to you. Seek Me and you will find Me. Take out the precious from the vile. I am the one who draws men to Me. If you will be My instrument, release yourself to Me to use as I please. Ask Me how I want to be worshipped. I will not hide it from you. I will be glad to show you.

The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act. [2 Peter 3:9 (GW)]

 Think of our Lord’s patience as an opportunity {for us} to be saved. [2 Peter 3:15 (GW)]

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