I’ve been seeking the Lord to show me more of what it truly means to live a life of worship. By definition, I’ve been taught that worship means to serve the Lord and that true worship is marked by a life of sacrifice.
Still, I aim for God to continually speak directly to my heart on exactly how He wants me to worship Him each and every day.
Yesterday, as I was thumbing through my Bible wondering what the Lord wanted to speak to me, I came across Obadiah. Nothing rang a bell and it was only one page. So I read it, checked my notes for any previous references, and then googled “Obadiah” to see what the name meant.
Turns out Obadiah means “worshipper of God” or “servant of God.”
This song is a small glimpse of what God promises each heart that longs for a life of true worship in Him and through His Spirit.
For we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. – Phil 3:3
God is absolutely amazing!
As if to show me that He will always blow my mind when I come to Him, it turns out that on that one page, Obadiah speaks of Jacob and Esau, which is the focal point of chapter 2 of a book that I just read on Tuesday called Beauty to Ashes. Audio version click here (Thanks Yesenia!)
Even crazier, a few hours later, I found out that through Obadiah, God is warning the descendants of Esau, which lived in Edom’s capital of Sela which is now modern day Petra. Petra is an ancient city that was thought to be invincible because it is situated miles deep inside the mountains (Obadiah 1:3-4 & Isaiah 42:11).
Pauline and I just got back from Petra.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! – Romans 11:33