Just to be Clear

Some people are under the impression that they are doing God a favor when they come to church on Sundays. They feel like God owes them something whenever they show up, say their prayers and give their offerings. What pride, what foolish idea to entertain in anyone’s head.

God doesn’t need our sacrifices and gifts. He is God and He will always be God even without our input. He is not some petty Greek deity that must be appeased and offered to. His power and majesty remain the same whether we recognize Him or not. His Lordship and dominion over all creation is not dependent whether we go to church or not. His greatness is not diminished by our indifference or increased by our worship. He is God, He is complete, He is whole.

The reason why we need to love Him and worship Him and give our lives to Him is not to boost His ego. He doesn’t need that from us. We worship because that is the only way we make sense of this life. We love Him because that is the only way our spirits are sustained. We give our lives to Him because that’s the only way we find meaning and purpose.

Our adoration is not for His benefit. It is for OUR benefit that He calls us to a life of surrender.