Thursday, June 7, 2012

Not About Me

Sometimes I am unable to pray.  I think about talking to God and wanting to be closer in relationship with Him but sometimes there is a valley that I experience and the longer I take to start reading His word again and have consistent prayer the more guilty I feel and the more I stay away. 

This week the the Holy Spirit revealed to me that I worship God and acknowledge Him because of who HE is, not because of how right/wrong, righteous/unrighteous, worthy/unworthy, guilty/free I feel. I worship God because Worship is all about acknowledging HIM as Creator, Lord of lords and King of kings.  The frame of mind that I am In does not change those facts. As a result there is no need for me to feel that valley of guilt when I need to talk to my God even though I have not been purposeful in attending to our relationship.  He remains 'I AM' irrespective of anything else and for that He will always accept me as I acknowledge Him,  Praise Him and be mindful of Him; why? He is worthy to be Praised. 

 My favorite: Psalm 19

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line[a] has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm... our relationship with Him must be solely because of who He is and not because of what He has done or what He is capable of doing... I agree.

    Just like that song by Martha Munizi - Because of who you are. You know that song?

    - LDP

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    1. Yes LDP, that is another perspective as well. The Song: I think so, the one that says: Because of who you are I give you glory, Because of who you are I give you praise, Because of who you, are I will lift my voice and say Lord I worship you Because of who you are?

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  2. He is truly worthy to be praised because of who He is and not because of who/what we are. A closer relationship with Him can make all wrong seems right and all darkness as light. I pray God gives us the strength, will and wisdom to pursue a deeper relationship with Him.

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