I am so amazed at how we have so much freedom to worship God with joy and expectation. Not only for when we are united with Him in heaven, but even now here on earth. I read Leviticus and I see how restrictive coming to God was. How the offerings, sacrifices had to be done in a particular way. I see how forgiveness was something that had to be continuous and costly. It makes me appreciate Jesus all the more. His sacrifice and forgiveness are eternal and cost me nothing.
But that is only the beginning of worship. Now that we am free of the burden’s that come with sin we can live a life devoted to the pursuit of knowing Him more and seeking out our calling and purpose. Living a life of joy and thanksgiving because of Jesus. Even in Mark this is shown out. After Jesus rescues this man from the darkness, from the demon possessed life, he tells him this.
“But Jesus said, No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mk 5:19 NLT
He doesn’t tell him he has go and do anything or be anything. Just go, live your life, tell your story. And he does.
“So the man started off to visit the TEN TOWNS of that region and began to proclaim the great things Jesus had done for him.” Mk 5:20a NLT
We all have this same incredible opportunity and potential. Think about your life and the amazing things God has done. As I was reminded in church this past week, God is an awesome story teller and he is continuing to add new chapters to your life and mine. Tell your story and let others be amazed. Worship God with your life.
God, I pray that my life is a reflection of the joy and freedom that you have given me. Even when I am going through hardships and pain, help me to remember how blessed I am and to be thankful for the story you are writing for my life. Make my life an act of worship that testifies of your Glory.
In Jesus Name, Amen