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What is Worship? Conclusion - "Reflecting Sanctification

By Reflecting Sanctification:

  “...that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

               As we grow in sanctification, then believers have the capability of testing and proving that which is the “good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  The more these good, acceptable, and perfect things enter our lives then the more we look, sound, and act like Christ, because he is controlling us.             

              There should be an increasing likeness to the image of Christ as we learn what to allow in and what NOT to allow in to our lives.  There should NOT be an increasing staleness, coldness, impatience or deadness to our faith the longer we are saved.  In fact, the opposite should be true.  If we are being renewed in our minds, then there will be an increasing level of kindness, patience, goodness, gentleness and meekness.  The Spirit of God will have permeated every part of your life and actions.

              My bride buys these little specialty candles.  She sets them on fire and they emit some of the sweetest smelling odor you will ever smell.  Not only that, but after the candle has been extinguished, I find that the sweet aroma lingers and stays in our house for days.  The more Elissa burns those candles then the more the aroma permeates our house.

              The longer a person lives as a child of God, then the more the life should prove the glory of God.  The longer a person walks in the Spirit of God, then the more his or her life should prove to people the reality of Him.  God’s purpose for being a worshiper is that – over time – a life and everything about it would emit a sweet, sweet savor to all those around.


              God has a definite direction for His worshipers.  The purpose of worship is so that, as a person increasingly walks with God, we look more like Him.

       Super-Size Me is a 2004 documentary based on Morgan Spurlock’s adventure. From February 1, 2003 to March 2, 2003 he ate nothing but McDonalds food 3 times a day.  In that time He gained 24 pounds, increased his body fat by 13%, raised his cholesterol and experience severe mood swing.        

              It is like 2Cor. 3:18. “I have to do nothing to get a suntan other than bask in the sun. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as [a]by the Spirit of the Lord.”