Authentic worship shapes the Christ follower into God’s image. Whereas; counterfeit worship run the extreme risk of shaping God into our preferred image. We are called to live authentic lives of worship that is free from the smell of the counterfeit worship of religious array. For His glory; for our good, and the hope of others, we must live authentic lives of worship before the world.
It’s easy to have a form of godliness; but a form of godliness will never awaken the world from its zombie like apathy. Authentic lives of worship shows the image of God in a world that desperately wants their own way instead of wanting and embracing what they truly need. As Christ followers, we are called to awaken the dead by living and giving them the true life of Christ.
We awaken the dead when we turn the other cheek. We awaken the dead when we move beyond being regularly offended at everything the world does and simply reflex God regardless. We awaken the dead when we feed the hungry, cloth the naked, give water to the thirsty, love the unlovable, visit the sick, take in the stranger, and go to them which are in prison.
We are called to help people see God. However, in order for us to help people see God we must not live lives that show the idolatry of shaping God into our own images. There must be a daily death of self and a daily obeying of entering the harvest field of the walking dead.
Humanity that has long suffered in darkness calls to us to be awakened. Light has come into the world by Jesus Christ and His light is the only light that defeats darkness and awakens the sinner. We must show them Jesus and not our religious routes. Jesus is the only way. We must show them Him. In John 14:9 Jesus proclaimed the amazing by saying, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”
Let’s show them the Father! Let’s awaken the world from their sleep! Let’s show them the redeemer and lover of their souls. It’s our call; it’s our duty; it’s our grand privilege, and it can’t be done with religion.
The awakening can only happen when we start showing the world the true Jesus that is beyond the religious version that idolatry tries to shape. There is an echo from the future calling to us, “Well done good and faithful servant.” Let’s answer that call!
Let’s go awaken the dead!