Home > Faith in Action > What am I contemplating? 5/22/13

Earlier this year, Vickie shared two reflections on the “Names of God” and worship.  In one of them she encouraged, “It is only a matter of opening your heart to the One you love. Are you saved? Then worship Him as Savior. Are you set free? Then worship Him as Deliverer. Are you walking with Him?Then worship Him as Immanuel, God with us. Are you a faith-filled person? Then worship Him as the Author and Finisher of our faith. Simply think about the relationship you have with Jesus and the praise will come.”  Author and worship leader Harold Best defines worship as, “the sign that in giving myself completely to someone or something, I want to be mastered by it.”

 How has your seeking the Lord allowed Jesus to “master” you, today?  Vickie’s insight opens our eyes to not only perceptible past spiritual growth as we have discovered more and more of Him, but also to the potential for spiritual staleness.  After the passing of many years, do we still see Him only as Savior, with no other implication?  Do we choose to seek Him only as Healer?  II Cor. 3:18 tells us that as we “contemplate the Lord’s glory,” we are “being transformed into His image…”

If we’re not seeing ourselves growing closer in likeness to Him, it seems a fair question to ask – what am I contemplating?  Am I stuck in only one dimension of relationship with Him, or contemplating the many things around me that are not heavenly minded?  Paul prayed that the Ephesians would be able to “comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge…” (Eph. 3:18,19)

Let us rejoice with Paul, recognizing His devotion to us, His unwavering love for us, and His desire to reveal Himself as being the substance of everything we need – “far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us…” (Eph. 3:20)