Driving back from the Asylum seekers, I thought well at least I’ve done ‘something’ today, my day has had some worth. Then it was pointed out to me – who’s worth? God doesn’t value your deeds, although faith must have actions, he wont love you more because you’ve done this, he loves you full stop –duh!
Likewise thinking about tithing and I do it but Dave needs to up his bit a bit. Feeling well, I’m getting good at doing this with a generous heart, and loving God. So where is my prosperity? Of course I don’t need to do it for him to love me. Answer, who said it was with money?? Just look at how rich your life it……duh!
And finally. Prayer and worship, I’d grasped that we don’t need intercessors, Mary or the Saints, and that we don’t need to spend hours like hypocrites bending God’s ear with wordy prayers. We need to leave quiet for a reply. We can spend time chatting and worshiping and thanking.
Now the worship bit I’ve always had a problem with. What sort of God has an ego that needs to be smoothed with our pathetic praise? Why does he need us fawning at his feet. It was cleaning the shower rooms I got it. God is love, pure simple love. He wants first from us a reciprocal relationship, where we walk together in the cool of the day. Its like a love affair. When you fall for someone, you want to be with them and you want to give and love. Our father created us to make a pure reciprocal relationship, and we bogged it up. In pure love he died to restore the balance. We can now enjoy the purest, eternal love affair (I’m talking asexual here, both couple love and familial love) with God, and when you love them, you want to be with them and love them back. Eternity and the universe based on the purest form of energy, pure love. Its not egotistical, its love –duh!