God is not looking for talented people to fulfill his purpose; he is looking for those who will do his will and worship him in spirit and in truth. All of our righteousness is as filthy rags, yet the Lord desires that we follow him. If you do have natural abilities that can be put to use, that is great; however, having those abilities will not be enough. It is not about us, or how wonderful we think we are; it is about having a humble spirit, that recognizes without Christ we can do nothing. Without his anointing, our efforts will not matter.
There are multitudes of churches filled with accomplished musicians, singers, leaders, etc.; yet, if that is all they have to offer, it is not enough. We must consider how often we focus on the performance, instead of focusing on why we are there in the first place, to lift up the name of Jesus. The Lord desires that we worship him in spirit and in truth. I want to feel God’s presence in a service, not crowd him out with my lack of worship.
In his presence is fullness of joy and at his right hand are pleasures forevermore. When the Lord is present, lives can be changed by the power of the Holy Ghost. The church worships in unity, just as in the upper room, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1).
The Lord desires our worship and praise. If we approach him with a sincere heart, and submit to his will, we’ll see his hand at work in our circumstances. It is his good pleasure to give us the desires of our heart; isn’t it time that we offer up a sacrifice of praise to the one who is worthy of all of our praise?
In this week’s Lattereign we find that There is now no condemnation.