True Worship

'The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant 
in the presence of the Lord —to follow 
the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees 
with all his heart and all his soul, 
thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. 
Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant. '

2 Kings 23:3 NIV

What we worship, we reflect. I love how the building reflects all the other buildings around. It is simple physic of Reflective window film reflecting light on the outside like a mirror.

Serve the  Lord with Fear
And rejoice with trembling

I love how the Old Testament talks 
about the Fear of the Lord
It makes me think about the world 
It also makes me think about the Lord Jesus
So this week listening to the account of David 
The Books of 1 and 2 Samuel then 1 and 2 Kings

Everything is vanity, I tell you vanity 
But we must Fear the Lord 
And walk with Him, 
for yes here I am thinking about death
Well I will die, it might not be today by God’s Grace

But death is inevitable 
For our Lord is in heaven and we are on earth 
Our days are but a number 
So let our words be few 

And so I continue to ponder on 2 Kings
It was the way Josiah acted that got me thinking
What does it actually mean true worship?
I am easily distracted and it is the 
Grace of God that jump starts me back

So I have learned not to vow
Why should I provoke the Lord’s anger on me
I tell you everything is vanity
For as wind cannot be grasp so is life as it passes by
So I say fear the Lord our God
Not human, for we will all die one day 

So I say to my soul 
Why should I fear? The Lord said fear not
So I listen to my God 
We will be prosecuted, yes we will 
So does that mean, I shy away 
Well, I could and guess what?

The consequences is far greater 
and not worth it 
In the end, the Lord will say
Depart from me I know you not 
That is far worse than be killed

I tell you it far better to stand now 
In the crowd, speak the truth in love
Be persecuted and hated BUT always 
Speaking the truth in Love 
What does that mean?
It is not spite, 
It is not boasting 
It is the Love of Christ 
that radiates and permeates my 
very bones. That my mouth cannot shut 
up. My heart is full of compassion
My heart thinks and move with the spirit 
within me. For greater is He that is in me 
than He that is in the world

Yeah, back to what was I saying
You can say she took a detour
I certainly did not, I got distracted
I must not be saying these words
For what a man thinks so is he 

So I learnt from Josiah
Worshiping God is everything we do 
For at work, that is an act of worship to God  
Who we worship we become

And so I taught if I focus on the dead 
then I am dead
If I focus on idols that don’t speak or hear
then I become as dumb and blind as they are
If I focus on my phone that is always 
distracted with all the notifications
then I will always be distracted 
by the things of the world 

Lord have mercy upon my soul 
Lead me in the way that I should go
For when You call let me answer 
Let me be attentive to Your Voice, Father

'Search me, God, and know my heart; 
test me and know my anxious thoughts. 
See if there is any offensive way in me, 
and lead me in the way everlasting.'

Serve the  Lord with Fear
And rejoice with trembling
© Hannah Michaela Vandi
Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by. 
It means a lot to me that you are here today
Have a wonderful day and blessed weekend
Be present in all things

"We cannot change what happens around us 
but we can change our responses." 
The flesh is weak, don't depend on it 🙂

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