If warning us against idols was the last thing John wanted to communicate to us, it must be a big deal.
I believe God has called us to live with our eyes open so that we can respond when he speaks and follow where he leads.
I believe that as we understand God’s goodness and our sinfulness more, our worship will move beyond just something we do, to a deeply ingrained part of our lives.
I am reminded that when I praise him regardless of circumstances, he is honored and I am changed.
The Lord desires quality time with us—what an immense privilege that is!
Since the beginning of time, God has been after our hearts. Through generations of disobedience and avoidance and apathy, he’s still continued to passionately pursue us. Though we’ve wavered over and over and over again, he hasn’t given up on us.
The good news is that we are more than conquerors, so let’s choose to live that way!
Whether we’re in vocational ministry or not, we can make the choice to be on mission with how we live.
I’m wondering what our world would look like if we focused more on worship than worry or spent energy exalting him instead of entertaining ourselves.
The voices of the crowd and even that of some trusted advisors will only go with you so far; there are some places where others just can’t follow.