Absolutely Absolute

31 May

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Always. Never. None. Every.

Absolutes are never true– except that is an absolute.

And except for God.

He is all love and complete forgiveness. He never fails and is the source of endless hope. Everything we have and are is because of Him. Nothing I have is because of my own goodness, intelligence, or talent– it’s all because of Him.

He is absolutely absolute in every way. (Is that redundant? If so, I think it’s OK in this case.)

Recently, my Facebook newsfeed has been barraged with whiny posts about worship– why we should or shouldn’t do something during worship; what a horrible state church worship is in; and if we will only do these 4 (or 6 or 10) things, worship will be saved. All of them have one thing in common: if my personal preference is met, we will be able to worship God.

Really? There is something that must be in place before I can worship the great I AM, the One who redeemed my life from damnation and calls me His child? He is not enough? My preferences need to be met before I can give Him the honor He is due?

Absolutely not.

———-

READY FOR SUNDAY

I will worship my Savior with organ hymns and with electric guitar rock. I will praise the great God in a stadium full of people and in a country church. I will sing and shout and declare how glorious, majestic, amazing, and wonderful my Jesus is. And absolutely nothing will prevent me. Not your preferences… and not mine.

Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
    sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
    tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
    his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols,
    but the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him;
    strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    bring an offering, and come into his courts!
Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness;
    tremble before him, all the earth!

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!
    Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved;
    he will judge the peoples with equity.”

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
    let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
    before the Lord, for he comes,
    for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness,
    and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Psalm 96

 

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One Response to “Absolutely Absolute”

  1. johnpescio June 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Reblogged this on John Pescio and commented:
    My friend Cathy Howie said well something that has been stirring in my mind and heart for awhile. Enjoy the read (and check out some of her other posts as well!)

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