Acts of Worship
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. -
Lay yourselves down on the altar of sacrifice, My children; for too many of you worship Me standing on your feet. I will have all of you. Some of you stand facing the altar with your backs turned to the worship I require of you in the streets; in your everyday life. True worship is not something reserved for certain days, certain seasons. My children must live in worship every moment of their lives. It is a lifestyle to worship Me. I cannot be left behind in the sanctuary while you return to your own world without Me; for this is the spirit of ancient Israel. Read My word and learn from her failures.
My heart is toward the poor and needy, and this is where I require your hearts to be as well.
I dwell with the humble and contrite, and I loathe pride and arrogance.
I resist the show of worship, when I can see the souls of those who make their professions of worship while their hearts are bound by the spirit of complacency. Concern for comfort replaces My concern for the lost and dying.
Worship Me in sincerity and service with all of your hearts, for My coming is soon and I shall be seeking for fruit from My vines.
My grace is sufficient for thee, My strength is made perfect in weakness ( II Corinthians 12:9).
As you willingly yield to Me as My bride, the fruit of service and true worship that I require of you will be fulfilled as I work through you. For this is not a hard thing I ask of you, My children, to die for Me this way. To put down your own desires and self-will is the key to joy, delight and blessings. Worship Me by giving Me your whole life, not just a part of it. I command the religious strongholds to be torn down, those walls of man-made religion that separates Me from the hearts of the people.
If you have done it unto one of the least of these, My brethren, you have done it unto Me. -
Copyright 2008 by H.D. Shively
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