Be Reverent – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 31st

(Serve God Truly From Your Spirit)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 1:9
“For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers.”

While the praise service was taking place, Norman and his friend were busy conversing on their phones. They were so unaware that God was present in that meeting, handing out gifts to everyone, and as a result of their irreverence, they missed out on what the Lord was ministering to them.

Reading the opening scripture, it’s clear that Paul understood what it meant to serve God reverently with and from the spirit.

Remember Jesus said in John 4:24 KJV, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

This was the life Paul lived. When he said, “I serve God with my spirit,” he was simply stating how he lived every day.

Now you can understand why he said in Philippians 3:3, “We are the true circumcision that worship God in the spirit.”

There was a conditioning of his spirit through the Word and fellowship of the Holy Spirit that made him a true worshipper.

This is the life we’ve been called to live. We’re to serve and worship the Lord with and from our spirits, with the reverence that He deserves.

The Bible says, “The twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne…” (Revelation 4:10). They showed reverence for the Lord in worship.

Sometimes, that reverence could be an outward prostration, but the prostration of the heart is more important. Many don’t understand what it means to have reverence for God.

Some Christians speak in tongues irreverently, forgetting that they’re speaking to God and not a mere man.

The Bible says he who speaks in an unknown tongue isn’t speaking to men but to God; in the spirit, he’s speaking mysteries to God (1 Corinthians 14:2).

Why, then, should a child of God speak to God so irreverently? Such irreverence would reflect in other areas of life—in words and actions.

Always have the consciousness of the presence of God. It’ll help you maintain not just an attitude but a life of reverence, where you give true worship to God.

Go Deeper
Revelation 4:10-11; Psalm 103:1; John 4:23-24

Yours, heavenly Father, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the majesty, and the splendour, for you alone are God! You’re exalted as head over all, and I serve you with my spirit in the Gospel, in holiness and truth, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 15:1-34, Proverbs 5-7
1 Thessalonians 2:1-9, Jeremiah 17

Worship the Lord in true reverence and consciousness of His power and glory.

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