“When David rebelled against the word God had spoken, out of ignorance, in 2 Samuel 6, Uzzah died and David and the Israelites were unable to worship and bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. Once David submitted to the word God had spoken (he found in the scriptures the proper way to transport the Ark of the Covenant), he and the Israelites truly worshiped.”
God really does mean what He says! His ways are perfect, so His instructions are always sure. We often get so busy with the ‘process’ of worship that we completely miss the ‘Person’ of worship. The Israelites dilemma, however, was that although their intentions were good, they missed both the process and the Person! We discover through scripture that worship was realized when they intentionally aligned themselves with God’s Word…
How often have we actively worshiped God through ‘exercise’ without engaging God, The Person or applying His Divine processes? How often have we sung the songs, prayed the prayers, delivered the messages even, without the leading of The Holy Spirit? Our relationship with God is so much greater than just following instructions; however, it is in following His Divine instructions that we honor our love relationship with God! In doing God’s will our own way, we progress through life with unnecessary challenges – like a car that is terribly out-of-line. The journey is uncomfortable, shaky, irritating, distracted, dangerous – requiring additional effort and leaving us feeling drained. If we continually adjust to accommodate the problems of being out-of-alignment, we will repeatedly position ourselves to establish that condition as our ‘new norm’.
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” God spoke to each of us long before we actually needed His instruction. Maintaining an intimate relationship with Him keeps us in the right place – In His Presence – and through relationship we receive everything we need from the precise Hand of Our Loving Father!
Don’t allow yourself to continue struggling through process unnecessarily… Get A Divine Alignment – Intentionally Line Your Life Up With God’s Word!!!