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We have a worship problem

As we continue to walk through the practical commands of Ephesians 4-6, I've really been challenged in my own heart to consider the root issues behind some of the struggles with sin and disobedience in my life.

I don't think I struggle to obey the things in Ephesians because they are complicated or hard to understand. Don't lie? Don't steal? Watch what you say? Love one another? These things are simple enough.

And of course I struggle with these things because I have an old nature that wants to sin and this will be a constant battle with my new nature in the Spirit until the day I go to be with the Lord.

But I also think that a major issue many of us struggle with has it's root in a worship problem.

The root of the word worship is basically "worth." What do we value, what do we want to invest into, and what do we find worthy to follow and obey?

I honestly wonder sometimes if our issue really comes down to us not having all that high of a view of God.

That we don't redeem the time because we think our time is ours to use as we see fit.

That we can do what we want with our bodies because it's "my body, my choice".

And yet even with these 2 examples (from Ephesians 5), we totally misunderstand who God is in our lives.

Our time is not our own and our body is owned by God- we have been bought at a price; the precious shed blood of Christ!

But maybe because we don't really deem God worthy of worship in our daily lives, we stumble in our obedience to God?

What would change in my heart and life if I had a grander view of God?

God help us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!

In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

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