Unconditional Love Deserves Unconditional Worship
This website is read predominantly by believers; we are children of God, we know Jesus as our Savior and we repent of our copious sins. God loves us unconditionally.
If you had an abortion somewhere in your past; take heart, God forgives you and He loves you enough to have died for you.
If you are in jail for a heinous crime; take heart, God loves you and forgives your sins and removes them as far as the east is from the west.
God has boatloads of Amazon-sized unconditional love for you.
How do we acknowledge Him for this unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness and grace? Often, with conditional worship.
• I will only sing hymns, no contemporary music.
• I will only praise him with a rock band accompaniment.
• I will not worship in a church that has “coffee and couches.”
• I will not worship in a church that has a video screen.
• When our new hymnal committee asks for feedback, we say things like “Go back to the blue hymnal!”
If you can only worship with one book or one style of music; then your idea of worship is limited and shallow. We need to be able to worship God in all circumstances – even if your church loses power on Sunday morning, worship goes on!
That one horrible sin that haunts you…
That one nagging sin that you keep perpetuating…
Those hurtful words that you wish you could take back…
That email that you should never have sent…
Take heart, Jesus can fix you.
The struggles in your life…
Always being bullied…
Betrayed by a close friend…
All of the unjust persecution…
Jesus is fixing you.
That chronic pain that you are suffering…
That diagnosis that crushed you…
Jesus will fix you.
One day, He will put all of your broken pieces back together.
Jesus is the ultimate healer.
Though your sins are red as scarlet they will be made white as snow.
As far as the east is from the west.
Jesus can, He is, and He will always fix you.
You are a fixer upper.
But one who is loved.
For more devotional writings, see Steve’s book here Lifestyle Worship
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “