"You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever."
I hear God say, "Worship me" and I always thought that "worship me" meant, be sad, be gloomy, go through pains, sacrifice after sacrifice and sacrifice until you are miserable. But God told me, "No, Jeremy." To fully worship me, for you, it means to "enjoy your life"
It's easy for me to get sad and really really religious and "sacrifice" by getting angry with people, not eating, not smiling, not enjoying myself and say "well, I'm doing this for the Lord." and The Lord knows that. To serve the Lord for me would be to stop trying to "sacrifice" and be the most religious person you can be and start enjoying your life.
Now, what do I mean by enjoy your life? I do not mean destroy your life by living in ways contradictory to God's word. I mean love the life God gives you, love those around you, and learn to love your life more and more: enjoy the life God has given to you until you just can't stop smiling because of the goodness of God in your life. Sing sing and sing! Think of all God has done. Enjoy and live doing what God has gifted you with and enjoy your life. Jesus said, "But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice." Matthew 9:13. Most of us religious people got the religious thing down where we sacrifice sacrifice and sacrifice but don't look out to see God's mercy on us in our lives. We don't stop to see and miss out on how God has truly blessed us and made us a blessing. Obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22). Obedience is our worship to God. We obey God when we enjoy the life he has given us. Jesus didn't say "come to me and I will make your life heavy" No, He said, "come to me and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28). We come alive when we serve God with all our hearts. I encourage you to love God today by just enjoying His presence in your life today and relax in Him today :).
Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. John 14:27
If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.