Worship and Service

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Devotion: Genesis 8:20-21

Is worship something you only do on Sunday morning?  It’s true, worship has the basic idea of service; meaning any service or ministry offered to God.  I pray you are brought to worship the Lord your God, in His house on ever Sabbath Day.  You are obeying His command by “not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together.”  You are “remembering the Sabbath Day to keep it holy.”

Service of praise is continuous in the heavenly temple.  Every other type of service to God must be rooted in worship; the most important service of all.  When you sacrifice your time, your effort and energy; to accomplish the will of the Father; you are offering up a spiritual act of worship.

You were created for the praise, honor and glory of your Lord Jesus.  After the flood; Noah, his family and the animals were on dry ground; Noah offered up burnt offerings on the altar. Scripture tells us the Lord smelled a soothing aroma.  He was pleased with the offering made unto Him.  He vowed to never again curse the ground for man’s sake, nor destroy every living thing.

Has there been a flood in your life?  Something that has tried to destroy you or steal your joy?  You continue to  serve the Lord, but is it with gladness in your heart?  Are your acts of service being done out of obligation or “as unto the Lord”?  These are questions we must use to examine our motives of worship.

When you come through “a flood” in your life; a flood you thought would never be over; you can either live devastated, or offer up a sacrifice of praise, with thanksgiving.  God allowed the “flood” to happen, to wash away all that needed to be left behind.  He spared your life, so He has a purpose and a plan for you.  Offer up to Him a sweet smelling aroma, by living out the rest of your days in praise.  Sacrificial praise.  He is pleased when your service is done, “as unto Him.”  It’s your spiritual act of worship.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord, I pray my service is done as unto You.  I pray it’s a sweet smelling aroma to Your nostrils.  More than anything; II long to worship You through my acts of service. In Jesus Name.  Amen

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