Good Morning Everyone.
I thought of something (I think) is quite comical (at least to me) yet serious.
I was talking to my Pastor Mike Hathaway on last Sunday and he made a statement and said
“We have worshipped in extreme heat and extreme cold”.
We then came to the conclusion that we are “All Weather Worshippers”.
I then thought of a few friends of mines who are true smokers .. God Bless ’em LOL …
There are two types of smokers in my opinion.
Occasional Smokers and SMOKERS
Let me explain my reasoning …
Occasional smokers .. smoke just because and/or socially, or they just like a little kick of nicotine every now and then to appease their nerves. They are the ones finding out what the weather is like before they go out. They “consider which way the wind is blowing” before they make their committment to go on break with the other smokers.
and then …
There are SMOKERS ..
They are the ones that no matter what, they are going to do what they have to get that cigarette .. to get the nicotine in their system so that they can fully function and operate.
We have had severe thunderstorms where mother nature unleashed her fury on the earth LOL and our smokers are outside hanging on to a light pole with their big toes … hands muzzled to their face so they don’t lose that flame LOL … all for one smoke.
I mean come hell or high-water … they are outside, they take an extra break. We banned smoking on company grounds and they will walk, hike, jump, crawl, duck and hide to get in that cigarette.
They are so serious about getting the nicotine kick that the company altered the hand book and its policy so that they may clock out and leave the premise, for no longer than 15 minutes and still get paid .
… all to do what …
AN ALL WEATHER SMOKER.
But in the same way .. that this elite group determines to smoke, we as an elite and elect, called and chosen group of people need to be the same in regards to our worship!
That no matter what, come hell or high-water I am going to worship. I am going to serve I am going to live a life that is pleasing unto God.
.. and that is our reasonable sacrifice to God for all that He has done and is doing in and through us.
We cannot “consider which way the wind is blowing” because if we do .. we will not sow, we will not serve, we will not pray, we will not worship .. we might even remove ourselves from His grace … if we really stepped back to consider what is really going on in our life … if we consider all that may not be going right in this moment.
Let us stop considering, let us stop pondering .. what if God does this and what if He does that?
Our worship to God is not conditional … we do not seek His face all because we want what is in His hand .. we do not go to church just to shout, get our little itchy ears scratched and our flesh tickled … or request a word from God for a quick fix.
But we seek His face because we know He holds all the answers, we go to church and shout because we can remember where we came from and how He managed to bring us out, how he dealt with us when no one else wanted to.
We open our spiritual ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to His church and we don’t tickle our flesh but we beat it into submission to the word and will of God and we seek the oracles of God for clarity and direction.
Lets go forth trusting that God IS … and that our path is ordained by the Lord and that His promises are “Yea” and “Amen”.
That regardless of what comes our way, who agrees and who does not .. not matter what people may say, no matter which way the wind blows … we have made up our minds and we are going to worship.
We are so determined to worship that things have to change and alter for us .. they have to fall in place to the Spirit of the Living God .. to the will of God.
LOL, it will either line up or get out.
Let us worship Him with our time, our talents our gitfings, our money, through our families, through the love we display to others, in our prayers and adoration we show Him
Most importantly let us worship Him with our lives.
To all of my “All Weather Worshippers”
Love you and God Bless
Oh and Happy Blogging