Everyday we are bombarded with lies from our culture that try and get us to buy a certain product or believe certain things that are contrary to God's truth. Worship has to become a daily, moment by moment experience that involves our heart, mind, soul and strength. A Jewish boy in the days of Jesus had to recite the 'Shema' multiple times a day. The 'Shema' included Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21 and Numbers 15:37-41. Each of these passages stresses the importance of remembering what God has done for us and allowing God and His Word to become a regular and frequent part of our conversation and thoughts throughout our day.
Deuteronomy 11:16-20 says, '16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them. 17 Then the LORD’s anger will burn against you, and he will shut up the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce, and you will soon perish from the good land the LORD is giving you. 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,'
Are you allowing God and His truth to permeate your conversations, your home, your time in the car, your conversation around the dinner table, and your thoughts during your free time? If not then the worldview of our culture will begin to steer the course of our life and we will be 'enticed to turn away and worship other gods' and seek to find our satisfaction in created things rather than in the Creator. Today, I challenge you to make more intentional choices to think and talk about God and what He has done for us through Christ.
Striving to be a moment by moment worshiper,