Monday, 28 January 2008

UNTO GOD....

a life yeilded to him... that is what God expects of us from us; a life truly surrendered. a heart that ceases to be ours and has become his, a mouth that only speaks for him, yeilded unto him....

i just listned to T.D JAKES preach a sermon titliled 'building your own alter.' he said alot of powerful things but one in particlar moved me ....

first an altar in this case in refering to our lifes/heart, someone who has pioritized Jesus giving him a place that will never be long to another, someone who earnestly seeks God without being watched, someone who geninely is surrendered to life of absolute God pleasure.

worship is not just in songs, worship is a lifestyle-we worship God everyday by what we give to him : a verse in psalm34 reads "... those who honor him will have all their needs..."

{like joyce Meyer said once we need to worship God/ love him not just because of what he gives but because of WHO he is...}

a true worshipher, ALWAYS worships God in ALL things!!

short story:

i had to stay over at a relations house sometime last year, and i had to help out around the house. HELP OUT ALOT!!
i was cleaning, sweeping bringing....
somedays i got weary of doing good... sometimes i was tempted to grumble, and do everything in anger...

but whenever that feeling caame over me strongly i'll remind myself what God told me the first day i got there:

" SERVICE COMES BEFORE HONOR".
i never knew that... or thought of it that way. immediatedly i set my attitude right saying everything i do here is unto God and for God, and yes in his time he will allow me reap the reward of it.

best believe i did my 'work' there to the BEST of my ability, i made sure i did everything perfectly. apart from the blessing to come {amen} it was also the fact that i saw it as a worship unto God, something he would accept and delight in.

the bible says :let your light shine before men so that they may see your good work and GLORIFY GOD in heaven....

we are called to live a life unto God becuse God gets glory.... great honor from it{and that is what worship does, God is enlarged and honored},eyes look to God when we live for him....

i remembered this story cos T.D JAKES said sumthing:

"when you have an altar, you can not be selfish in your sevice; everything you do comes from that santfied place deep on the inside of you thus making your offering/service holy and acceptable unto God"- i paraphrased sum parts.


unto GOD...
not for you...
not for me...
not for them...

giving to God the best of us, the ALL of us-

i am still in a state of pondering this message, of giving God an altar in our lives... am still thinking in my spirit what such a powerful message means.... diging deep, digging deeper...

but the much made clear to me i put down so not to forget.

UNTO GOD....
unto God...

grounded and well rooted in him; hence everything ceases to be about me.

giving him my best, giving him worship in everything and at all times.

still meditating.

his peace.chichi

7 comments:

disgodkidd said...

thanks for stopping over at my blog, and welcome to blogworld. a little tip? do something about your font and colors...it hurt a little reading...

disgodkidd said...

hmm...this post is stimulating...

chichi said...

@ disgodkidd: thnx for the heads up... duly noted!!n nice of u to visit.

Jaycee said...

Hmmmmm...I really loved ur testimony abt ur "service" while at ur relative's house. That just taught me something new, that regardless of where we are we shd be in service, because our service is unto God.

"Worship is not just in songs, worship is a lifestyle..." *sigh* I loved that statement so much...its so true. Its not all abt the closing of eyes and lifting of hands, those things are only "part" of worship...true worship comes from the way we live our lives...

Thanks Chichi!!! :)

Jaycee said...

Oh, in line with what disgodkidd said, try not to use italics with that same font, and then some colors like "dark blue" on black is difficult to read...

chichi said...

@ jaycee: yea i guess my JJC to blogsville is showing!! lol.

tnx 4 visitin, and commenting. God blss ya!!

curvyice said...

My life an altar...What a revelation.