It is so important to recognise that intimacy with the Lord is not a normal response by the average Christian, while they may want to continue being a Christian they still desire to be in control of their life. The bible says “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind”. In the bible, the word love is not a feeling or what we say but is defined by what we do – love is a doing word. Intimacy does not come from a casual experience with the Lord but when you decide everything you have to be part of Him. God longs for this relationship with us because He cannot make it happen – it must be our decision. It is hard to put into words that explain what happens to us when we choose to put aside those things that hinder us and truly experience and spend time in His presence. The pressures of life seem to disappear when we are lost in His presence. It is so important that we take time out of our busy lives and do what we were created for – to worship the Lord. We must never forget that worship is not a feeling nor is it singing a certain song for the bible meaning of worship is very clear – it means to prostrate oneself in homage. This what people did historically when they met royalty, so we must never forget who saved us, it is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Then it will be easy for us when we remember this to decide to be a true worshipper. Psalm 96:9 says “Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness!” understand that holiness is the nature of God and not the nature of the world. This is a beauty in our lives that God sees when we choose to live His way – because all other ways are ugly in God’s sight and we are deceived if we believe that can please God when we please ourselves. In this season when everything is so different and we never thought that life would turn out this way, it is so important that we learn to lean into God and His ways. Become a worshipper for God is so good for He is a re warder of those who diligently seek Him. It is not the time to be passive but to be passionate in our worship of the Lord.

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