The true fact is that God is looking/seeking true worshipers as the bible says in John chapter 4:23 íí...........for the father is seeking such to worship himíí. The question now is , are you one? Would you like to be found by God himself as he passes by looking for a true worshiper wherever, when-ever, or how-ever? Are you ready to worship God and experience this last day poured Holy Spirit that came down in the day of Pentecost like a tonque of fire? The experience they had as they witnessed to the amazing love of God through signs and wonders. Then you are the one as I am.
The most amazing part of this phenomenon truth is that, God is not looking for true praisers or religious background but TRUE WORSHIP made by children of the kingdom. The true fact is that anyone has to praise the lord. We praise someone because of what he has done, we can praise our politicians, spiritual leaders, members of family and moreover God. Also we can be in any religion of our choice under the sun. But worship, i mean true worship is offered by right children of God. The language in heaven is worship. Worship is why we are made so as to have intimacy with God, this is a point of meditation which I believe that though trees have ability to praise God but they cant meditate on who God is because we worship god for whom He is and that he deserves us lifting our hands to him and worship him.
Lets look at the subject of worship through our father of faith Abraham. Here you will have to believe that in worship we donít get in as a multitude but only three are evidence, which is the worshiper, worshiped, and sacrifice
Abraham walked out of others to go and worship the Lord. As we also have to walk out of all negative people, situations, or any other hindrance of true worship either in mind, surrounding or nature . We have to get their bearing in mind that God Is whom He is. I am not telling you to walk out of the church during worship time but to forget all around you no matter how expensive it is.
Isaac new that always there was a sacrifice for worship and so was quit questioning where the sacrifice, daddy, for worship is? You are just with me and there will be a need of a sacrifice. Donít mind son, thatís true I know but for this case God will provide.
You see here God was testing Abraham by rescuing all he had for true worship. And Abraham was willing unconditionally.
The sacrifice presents all you have for God. Read ACTS 5 about Ananias and Saphira who promised God Their whole heart but after the operation was done and the heart placed on the table WOOOOO!!! Their it was beautiful, precious, and too big to give to God. To them God deserved Half or little potion for He wasnít there when they were toiling to have it. They agreed to cheat God through their sacrifice in worship. Read the story on what happened to them.
Now once as i was teaching this to the congregation I raised a question to them about which songs do we use to worship God and for praise. Believe it or not to me, some of this answers seemed funny!!! Some said, we use slow music to worship and fast for dancing music for praising. (In Kenya we really dance when it comes to praising. Others said boring music are the once for worship. Here it is more than a song for worshipers not only need a song before they are carried ti the mood of worship or do they say that me i only feel in Godís presence when this type of song or this worship leader is leading worship. It is more than beautiful houses, churches, or comfortable seats it is all about God..
I had a lesson here to teach or how do you see? Now i was caught between a sense of test ahead. Now Holy Spirit teach your people this lesson you have just started by me. Politicaly it is tough.
Now sing any song you like with either fast beat or slow and i will use the contents to tell you whether it is worship or not. To me fast or slow means less for i believe that all over the world people, communities, tribes have different speed of music which is different but unique to God.
Now the contents of words or music determines for it gives you the kind of intimacy you are experiencing from God. That is where from your heart flows the worship or praise to God.
Now here is where without faith it is impossible to please God, Heb. 11:6 for whoever goes before God must fast believe that he is ...and rewarder of those who seek him. Some one said to me ĎíI have really prayed and i always have a lot of faith in God When I am praying. But what is my problem that i donít receive what i ask in spite of all the faith i have in God? My simple Question to him was When you believe God in your prayer, do you believe that He is the one who has brought you all this far? Do you believe God only for what you want him to do or also for what he has done? Keep in mind that when you are trusting God for a shoe, someone somewhere needs feet. If God has brought you as far as you need a wife, some one needs sexual health to be able to satisfy his wife. If you need food another need appetite. So 1st trust and believe God that what he has done in you is far bigger than what you need now. The children of Israel made God angry because they only thought of what was missing and never trusted that it was too small compared to what God had done all the way.
This is also related to worship because in worship is where we are found of God, answered of God, and we walk out never as we came in. Faith is a matter. This is where you forget about the cancer tormenting you and worshiping God for the oxygen that no one can pay the bill and that you are still to live and see the goodness of the lord in the land of the living.
True worshipers go with sacrifice to worship the God they know. Is there a worshiper?, are you found by God ?
EV. PETER OTIENO OLOO