There are times when I just need a little more from my friends and they just can’t seem to tap into what I’m really feeling. Ding! Ding! Ding! My first friend is feeling neglected and desiring my end of the covenant contract I made. God always grasps your attention. He’s that very faint voice that we often ignore begging us to come near. That invisible contract we made with God tracks back to birth and was signed when we became born again. Yes, God understands that every day life can become a hindrance but; what if you can fulfill your end of the contract and your daily tasks at the same time?
Your covenant contract with God consist of pure worship. You can worship him with every breath you take. Everything you do can be an offering to God if its done with a pure heart. The best way to keep your covenant with him intact is to speak to him constantly. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with him. You can carry on continuous, open-ended conversation with him throughout your day, talking with him about whatever you are doing or thinking. This is called “praying without ceasing” meaning you can converse with him while shopping, driving, working, or any other daily task.
When I was a little girl my parents use to tell me,
“Obedience is better than sacrifice.”
I never really understood that until I got older. One of the greatest form of worship is obedience. Obeying Gods commandments brings him so much pleasure. Psalm 128:1 reads,
“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.”
In many aspects of my life I use to often wonder why certain doors didn’t open up. With much confirmation it was revealed to me that I wasn’t fulfilling my end of the covenant contract; but had the audacity to expect God to fulfill his. I’ve learned and accepted that obedience unlocks understanding.
Surrendering purely to God is one of the most sincerest type of worship. Hebrews 10:22 says,
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings.”
Offering yourself to God is really what worship is all about. When I speak of surrendering to God it doesn’t consist of being weak. We so often connect surrender with weakness but surrendering to God is probably one of the strongest decisions you could ever make. When I completely surrendered myself to God, drawing near to him became easier. After, surrendering I found appreciation in everything. Like David my inner man cried out,
“Create in me Lord a pure heart and renew a right spirit in me.”
Your covenant worship ties you closer to God and allows him to move in your life exceedingly and abundantly.