Worship God finds beautiful
There is a foundation burning in my heart that has me shaken. Why does it shake me you might ask, well because it’s beyond me. Don’t try and talk me out of this fact because I know it’s beyond me, yet I know He wants to give what is needed to make it happen. I don’t fully know how to do what is beyond my natural self but I am compelled to take steps to respond, for He is faithful and the one who does it in us.
But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
This is the foundation of our worship that makes it beautiful to God, to know Him and do His heart. To not hold back offerings from the poor. To fight their battle when they are weak. To heal the broken hearted. To set the oppressed free.
Stir us oh God to not hold back from the needy, but to seek Your face that they be healed and prosper. To seek You, and find You, that your provision would be abundant in us for the needs of those we give to. To be a store house for the nations. Provision for the nations.
What Is God really like?
Do we know God? Just look at the artistry of creation. Just listen to the poetry of His words. Do we hear His heart felt expressions of Father, Husband and friend? Do we see His love and compassion? The way His heart overflows with expression and love. The way He defends the week and resists the proud. Do we know God? Do we know and reflect His justice?
Look at the offerings God approves, look at the feasts God Had His people celebrate with, are these not that all might join in the celebration, that none would go hungry or be turned away do to lack, that we would be mindful of others and have and give what is needed.
This is worship – communion
This is the beautiful foundation of worship. This is recognizing the body. To carry one another. This is communion, to eat together and celebrate the provision of the Lord. This is the Lords table, to be a servant through love. From natural provision of food and shelter, to emotional provision of wisdom and counsel, or supernatural provision of healing and transformation of life. For this is why He gives us gifts, so let us give. Let us see a need, know God’s desire is to resource us, and give. Yes this is beyond us. Yes this is provision that naturally we don’t have. We need to present what we do have to God as an offering, make our requests known to Him and watch Him multiply or even add what was never there. God makes us competent ministers of the good news.
This is the foundation of worship that God finds beautiful, for beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. He chooses what He finds beautiful. When we start with His hearts desire, engage with Him and allow His heart to be expressed through us. His provision of life, power and the practical to bring justice, breaking the bonds of the oppressor.
In our giving let us not forget its an offering of gratitude, not of our self’s but of God who richly provides for those who trust in Him. Worship God finds beautiful.
If you love me, feed my sheep.