November 4, 2009

Luke 7:36-50 tells the story of Jesus and how to the shock and horror of everyone he was surrounded by, allowed himself to be anointed with perfume by a sinful woman. Worship20Title20Slide The story of Jesus’ feet anointed with tears and perfume by a sinful woman is a love story, pure and simple, it cuts right through to the heart of worship.  
Most of us if we are honest associate worship with music, but the reality is that it is so much more than that.  Worship is a lifestyle, its a way of life that is in direct response to Gods amazing grace,  it’s somehow grasping the extent of his love, his grace, his mercy and letting it overflow in everything we do as we live, love and learn.  
I recently posted the question worship is?  to my facebook account and got the following responses………………. letting God know you love him…wanting God more than anything else……..a great way to connect with god and let him work in and through you……..everything we do……..”worship” is kissing God’s Face…. (one of the translations from the original)…………….declaring His worth in everything I say and do…….realising we’re the moon and He’s the sun; reflect Him in all we do!
In everything we do and in everything we say we have an opportunity to worship God and that is exactly what the sinful woman in this passage of scripture was doing. Luke 7:38 says “and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them”  in that moment she modeled to us the art of true worship, she gave Jesus everything she had, her heart, her body, her actions, her possessions.  She surrendered herself to the king of glory as she sat at the feet of Jesus.  She worshipped! Lets take this one step further.  She ignored the status quo, she paid no attention to the religious traditions of her time and disregarded everyone and everything else that was going on around her.  She went out on a limb and was not afraid of being or appearing vulnerable as she wept at the feet of Jesus. She worshipped! She positioned herself to receive the healing,restoring, loving power of God an in a moment restores the order of all things. God is Lord. God is Saviour. God is King.  She knew it and everything she did in that moment or moments reflected it. She worshipped!

Tim Shiels

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