See Fit?

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I read something today and I think I cannot let it pass without talking about it to somebody.
And y’all get to be the somebody.
Aren’t you glad?

For privacy sake, I am not identifying the author but here is the statement:

 “They were seeking to worship God in a way they see fit.” 

Worship GOD in a way they see fit they say.

GOD is not seeking people to worship Him as they see fit.
No. Nope. Not at all!

True worshippers of GOD, worship Him as HE directs.

There is damnable blindness over people.

John 12:40 “He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.”  source 

These have believed the lies of the evil one that they can live in habitual sin and in this habitual sin they can offer up acceptable worship to a holy, holy, holy GOD. 

It’s a lie, People. 
And you know who is the father of lies, don’t you? Check out John 8:44

We can only worship the one and only holy, holy, holy GOD with clean hands and pure hearts. Check it out. Psalm 24: 1-6

Our hands are neither clean nor our hearts pure when we habitually practice sin. It’s not possible, People. Not possible. 

How about a list?
Even ONE of these sins, ONE time bars us from Heaven.
Check it out. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and Revelation 21:8

No, my friends, we cannot worship GOD, THE GOD of Creation, as we see fit. 
We will worship Him as He directs or we are not worshipping Him at all.
Albeit said worship will be received — by Satan, the god of this world. 

And who wants to worship a little g god?
Not me!

John 4:24

And with all this is there hope for any of us?
YES!!
His Name is JESUS!

1 John 1:9 

John 8:11

Wear No More

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The speaker talked about baggage; baggage is easy to collect in this hostile world, and when it’s packed and stuffed for years – it gets heavy. Really heavy. 
I can attest to this truth. Perhaps you can too. 

And the speaker shared Matthew 11:28

28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. source

The Speaker reminded me of the many pieces of baggage that we may be picking up each morning and carrying around until sleep comes in the night. 
Words, actions, losses, griefs, etc., etc. that we have yet to properly process – emotions we stuffed, packed down, and now we carry each one daily on our shoulders, our necks, our backs – all the places that HURT. 

And yes Matthew 11:28 is sweet, burden lifting relief  – when we believe and apply its message. 
But I must tell you I don’t think the primary message of Matthew 11:28 is our emotional hurts and losses. 

The largest, heaviest, most unbearable burden is the weight and penalty of SIN. 

And JESUS offers us to COME, for us to come to HIM and bring that weight, burden, the baggage of sin that we can NEVER, NEVER, NEVER unload.
BUT we can humble ourselves and allow HIM to lift it from us.
And as HE does we can gratefully receive HIS Forgiveness and HIS Very Own Righteousness in exchange for our sin burden. 

So this verse becomes all the more special. It speaks to us in Salvation, our Deliverance from the penalty of sin AND it continues to speak and comfort and encourage us all the way from our Damascus Road to Heaven.
It reassures us that we have a BURDEN BEARING SAVIOR who is ALWAYS with us to lift the paralyzing weight of any hurt, wound, or loss that we will bring to Him

The question now is — will we?
Will we bring all our baggage (sin, hurts, griefs, bring it all) to JESUS?
Will we let HIM wash it, dry it, fold it, and put it away, for us to wear no more?