Apostle Grace Lubega
Psalm 119:162 (KJV); I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
What attracts you to the presence of God? Is it the beauty of the voices during worship, the lights and the stage set-up or the influence of peers?
What genuinely attracts you to the presence of God?
The things that attract us to the presence of God determine whether we shall continue to abide or cease fellowship with God when these things are no more.
We live in a generation where ministries have come up with all sorts of curious ways to “attract and retain” their congregations. Some have changed the style of their worship to fit in with how the world understands music; others have tried to keep the sermon as short as possible in order not to ‘bore’ people.
What happens “when the music fades and all is swept away”? Do you hop to the next exciting church? What attracts you must not be superficial.
In our theme scripture, David introduces us to a divine attraction. He says that when he found the Word, he rejoiced over it as one who had found great spoil. His attraction was revelation. In Psalm 27:4, he says, “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.” In this scripture, His attraction is revealed as the beauty of God.
As a seeker of God, re-examine what attracts you to the presence of God. It must be Christ-centred because when everything else fades, He will always remain the ultimate wonder.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 1:17, 1 Corinthians 2:10
GOLDEN NUGGET: As a seeker of God, re-examine what attracts you to the presence of God. It must be Christ-centred because when everything else fades, He will always remain the ultimate wonder.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I stand in the understanding of true worship. I see You in the truth of who You are. This is what attracts me to Your presence and what keeps me there. This understanding causes me to abide in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.