Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Worshiping God

A continuation of my series on cleaning the bathroom several days ago--anyone know how to change the dates?

On Sunday (7/18/2010) our congregation had the opportunity to hear an excellent sermon brought to us by Pastor Steve Coddington; our sermons are available for download here.

The sermon involved the fact that heaven was a really cool place and it will be awesome. But one of the quotations that struck me was that our lives should be arrows pointing to God (or something like that). We should be worshiping God all the time, in all we do. I knew that. But I hadn't applied it to cleaning. But that morning, my cleaning was worship of God. I scrubbed the toilet for God. I cleaned the dust and scum from the crevices of the window track to God. And God was glorified in that.

And further another thing occurred to me--in heaven we will be eternally engaged in worshiping God. Yes, that will involve singing and dancing and all that normal worship stuff. But I bet that won't be all of it.

I don't know if there will be a need to clean in heaven. Will plants need dirt and water to grow? Will our heavenly bodies need food, or is the feast metaphorical? Will our heavenly bodies leave oily secretions or lose hair? Not really sure. But if one takes the descriptions of heaven at all literally--and I tend to take the Bible literally when possible--there's a whole lot of clear stuff in heaven, and a whole lot of shiny stuff, and a whole lot of people. And here on Earth, at least, that would mean there's a whole lot of work to do. And if there's work--that will be part of our worship. Not just an unpleasant side effect of life or worship--but in heaven, it will all be worship.

And it can be now, too. So whatever task God sets before you today--even if you find it unpleasant--especially if you find it unpleasant--do it to God as an act of worship. Because isn't making clean that which is unclean the very work of God?

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Anonymous Jodi said...

I'm loving this series - thank you!

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Blogger Colleen said...

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