5. Be Willing
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“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,” Jesus said, in Matthew 26:41. Of course you’re willing to worship...we all are. Otherwise, what’s the point of being a Christian? Fire insurance? We praise and worship the Lord because we love Him and because He loved us first. But don’t stop there. Be willing in all of it. This is where it gets hard.
We say we are willing, but then we hesitate or draw a line with God for what we will or will not do in worship. Be willing to offer Him a fresh sacrifice, to step outside your comfort zone and to tune in to the Holy Spirit.
Be willing to ask what He wants from you in worship. And be willing to do it as your sacrifice. If you ask the Holy Spirit how He wants you to worship Him, He will inspire your spirit with the answer.
Did you ever stop to realize that He might like to see something different from you? Would your spouse feel loved and appreciated if all you ever did was high-five them? Or would your kids feel complete if all you did was pat their head? One day it may be a sacrifice just to sing. On another day, maybe the Lord prompts you to speak...shout...kneel...or dance!
He will always challenge you because it will change you. Are you willing?
Satan wants to change you by throwing challenges at you. But if you can discipline yourself to see worship through the eyes of faith, you’ll come to learn that praise and worship are not about how you feel. It can’t be! That’s what Satan wants!
Sing spiritual words. Do spiritual actions. Live a life of spiritual growth. Now…stop, drop, and worship!
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