Works and Worship
What pleases Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit?
We all approach Father God differently by His design.
And yet, what we find is that God alone sees us perfectly and He tells us when we call upon Jesus in faith, we are saved. God values what He sees. Heart, love and relationship. This is what the Beauty and Majesty of God puts His standard upon.
Ezekiel witnesses this:
And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
Jeremiah saw relating to Father God like this:
“I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Paul, traveling with Timothy, saw this:
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Solomon in all of his late in life wisdom said this about the Love God continues to hold for us.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
James, having spent his life with Jesus as his Brother said this of heart and works:
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. 19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! 20 Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
The interesting thing about the combination of faith to diligence daily is this:
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We don't earn what is impossible to pay. Jesus, innocence, purity, goodness, Love paid for us. We can never repay this. We give thanks and goodness comes from gratitude of what Jesus has Given.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
The Sunflower growing from seed to flower and fruit is open to God.
7 "Do not be amazed that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 "The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."
Our life and our times are in the Blessed hands of Jesus.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
We would pray with Jesus and sit with Him.
We would be the seeds of Your's.
Protect us when we are tender. We call upon the Name of Jesus. Help us to have depth in You. Help us to see You, Lord Father God, are above all else.
Help us to be nourished and awake. Alert to Your Actions and desires. The wonders You provide. Help us to please You, a hundredfold. Let us have hearts to love and ears to hear.
We pray this for the People we Love and the ones You have given us. For our Churches, schools, work places, neighborhoods, communities, cities and Nation. For the Glory of All who call upon Jesus as Lord in You Love. Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †