Getting Real About Life, about Love, and about God
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Lenten reflection #3: Worship
After Jesus baptism in the Jordan, we are told, he is immediately led by the Spirit into the desert or wilderness where he fasted and prayed for 40 days.
Lent is an opportunity for us to participate in a similar 40 day journey. A journey where we fast, pray and draw near to God. A 40 day journey of worship and reliance upon God. Where we discover that we can not live on bread alone but on evey word that comes from the mouth of God. Where we discover that God is enough for us and he is worthy of our love and adoration.
Lent is a 40 day journey that actually takes place over six weeks. The time it takes for this journey is actually more than 40 days because we don't count Sundays in the forty days. Sundays are little Easters. Each Sunday is a day to worship the resurrected Lord and give him out praise and our love.
Although, Sundays don't count in the 40 days of Lent they are still an important part of Lent. In fact they are what Lent is all about. Loving God. Worshipping Him. There are certain things that the God (who has everything) only has when we give it to him. That is our attention and our adoration (love).
It is important that we worship because worship is the act of turning our attention to God. It is all about God. It is not about us. Worship of God requires us giving him our attention.
Worship is drawing near to God and praising God. Offering ourselves to Him. Offering our love. Expressing our adoration.
I pray that today you worship as you journey with Jesus. I pray that each day, not just Sunday, becomes a day of worship for us all as we grow deeper and deeper in our love and relationship with Christ.
In Christ's love and mine,