That is why as Christians, you need to be connected through worship so you can always receive direction and inspiration from God. True worshippers never lack, they never fail, they understand that there are certain things that prayer cannot do for them but worship does instantly. Remember that God is looking for those that will worship him in spirit and in truth. No matter what they are going through, they know that as long as they are connected to the spiritual, they will stand out physically because when worship rises, blessings
Obedience is essential because, “all right knowledge of God is born of obedience” and obedience must be included in love. According to Calvin, piety is, “reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces.” And, he goes on to say, pious men do not think up ideas about God and what he is or is not, they just listen to what God tells them. This is a kind of knowledge of God. From this, Calvin starts to get into his argument about the knowledge of God concerning the Seed of Religion. “Men of sound judgment will always be sure that a sense of divinity which can never be effaced is engraved upon men 's minds.” In this as well is Calvin’s argument for humans having an innate sense of divinity which goes along with the seed of religion.
Paul then went on to say that we were to bear fruit for God and that this can be accomplished through Christ, who died for us and then rose (Rom 7:4). The relationship between a man and a woman is very sacred to God and that we need to hold ourselves accountable to each
In Psalms twenty-three the narrator describes his experience with god using strong positive dialogue exhibiting words such as “Righteous”, “ Anoint”, and “My shepherd” Therefore giving the impression that god is committed to being in David 's life. If you analyze the text you will see where the author states, “The lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul”. The quote provided directly from Psalms twenty-three means that in this personal situation or time God is acting as a protector to the King and provides him with anything he needs. The king even goes as far as to state, “He restores my soul” which has deep spiritual meaning.
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves” this verse also says that you are to be humble and do everything with a kind heart. It also says that you should be valuing others more than you are valuing yourself. Psalm 37:5 reads “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this”. This verse states that if we trust in God, he will help us do what is difficult in our lives. God has used many different people to be leaders.
The reoccurring themes throughout Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians that I have depicted are; God’s unwavering forgiveness, God’s unconditional love, the mystery of God, being saved by grace through faith, and to build people up; not tear them down. In Ephesians, Paul entails that encountering the love of God will immerse us completely with all the wholeness of God. If we are not encountering the completeness of God in our everyday lives, then we are not acquiring God’s love in its entirety. The unconditional overflowing love of God is essential. Displayed through actions are also a byproduct of love.
Author and theologian Michael Morris suggests that the three main reasons to obey God is faith, hope and love (Morris). He explains in his article, Six Reason to Obey God, that with faith “we believe that God’s commands are for our own good,” with joy we have the pleasure “of knowing God forever, [with other] rewards in addition to eternal joy,” and with love “we cannot help but be thankful and want to please [God]” (Morris). Essentially, Obedience is loving God enough to trust that his intentions are always pure and well, and such obedience is necessary during times of
Winthrop explains the importance of loving God. He states “love is as absolutely necessary to the being of thee body of Christ, as the sinewes and other ligaments of a natural body are to the being of that body” (Winthrop 194). Inorder for the improvement of one 's life, an appreciation, love and service must be done for the Lord. The love one shares with their god is as important as the
Lewis, one of my favorite authors’ explanations of the two types of prayer; the prayer of petition and the prayer of affirmation. In the prayer of petition we ask God to be involved in our lives for our own needs and wants whether they are legitimate or not. In the prayer of affirmation we really ask God to fulfill his will. There is no one way, in different situations we may pray differently. Personally, I prefer prayers of affirmation because no matter what, God’s will will be what happens.
The Book of Proverbs teaches on wisdom, tradition, and raises questions of values, moral behavior. As a Christian one must accept His instruction and apply it to their lives and then they will see the benefits of His instruction. In reading Proverbs 13, God says that one should take heed and follow the direction that is given. How one responds, the consequences and how it affects the world in which they live in is the question that is being asked. Believers should accept what is being told to them in a cheerful manner, to listen with intent and then to go forth with diligence.