Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fulfilling My Sole Purpose

I disclosed last week that Jo-Jo liked sin but Jo-Jo had a life long desire to please God.  I have a few friends who once had that desire who are now atheists. I honestly can't wrap my head around how that happens.  For me, it's always been all about Jesus.

I've also been pretty candid about my desires.  In fact before I went to look at what I had already said about desire, I was going to post that song again.  I didn't use a video last time, so if you want to hear about that burning desire I have, To Be Used of God, click the link.

Yesterday, I was contributing to a conversation on Facebook. She was commenting on a Charismatic classic, Prison to Praise by Merlin Carothers.  It's been a very long time since I read the book.  It's message is to praise God in all thing.  Sometimes I'm not so good at that.  I tend to be more like Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof.

Being like Tevya is real.  Lament is scriptural.  However, in my comments on Facebook, I said, we were created for one sole purpose, to worship and praise God.  My desire is to be better at that. My desire is to fulfill my deepest purpose, to be a worshiper.
Hebrews 13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name


David-FireAndGrace said...

I love worship!

I am just in this place where I need Him to inspire me. It is getting too hard to keep pressing into that that which is not very deep.

Tracy said...

I smiled when I read this; thought back to our discussion about hope a while back. Worship brings hope; thinking about who God is, thanking Him and praising Him....it causes the Holy Spirit to have access to my innermost being and to rise up hope in that place.