Follow His Prescribed Way – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 14th

(Let’s Give The Lord What He Wants)

TO THE BIBLE: Romans 12:2 NIV
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Right from the very beginning of my Christian walk, I always wanted to know what God wanted and what was on His mind. I wanted to know His perfect will about everything so I could serve Him correctly.

He frequently pointed me to the Scriptures, but He did something even more: He opened my understanding in an extraordinary way because He saw my heart. It’s one of the ways I get to know His heart about anything—about what He wants.

That being said, in serving God, it’s all about Him, what He wants, and how He wants it. It’s not about our feelings, impulses, or sense knowledge.

For example, in praising and worshipping Him, we shouldn’t find ourselves doing it in a way that He isn’t pleased with.

Praise and worship in the Church are so important to God; it’s what we must do according to the prescribed order—according to His Word.

Some believe clapping is a way to praise and worship God, but it isn’t. Clapping is applause; you don’t applaud God.

These are some of the things we’ve done in the past that God wants us to correct today. He is perfecting His Church for His return, so don’t clap for God.

You may say, “But Psalm 47:1 says, ‘Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” That was written for those in the Old Testament, and it wasn’t for us to copy because those in the Old Testament mostly walked in the flesh.

If you want to know how you’re supposed to serve God, and how you’re supposed to praise and worship Him as a new creation, study the New Testament in the Epistles. The Lord is perfecting His Church with His truth.

So, we’ve got to put things in their proper places so we’ll get the right results. Let’s give Him what He wants, which is true spiritual worship through the Holy Spirit.

Go Deeper
Matthew 15:8-9 NIV; Acts 17:30; John 4:23

Dear Father, thank you for the ministry of your Spirit through which you’re perfecting the Church and helping us to place a premium on living by your Word, rendering to you worship in spirit and in truth. Your Word is gaining preeminence, with true worship taking centre stage among your congregations as your glory fills our hearts, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 15:14-33, Psalms 99-101
Philippians 2:19-30, Isaiah 65

Study Philippians 3:3 in the Amplified Classic Version of the Bible.

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