Written by: Conrade Yap
Date: 31 May 2011
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship." (Romans 12:1)
MAIN POINT: While it is true that worship is all about God, the condition of the worshiper is also crucial. The quality of our worship to God hinges on two elements. Our inner spiritual well-being and our outer relationships with others.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." (Ps 51:10)
Each time we come to God, we need to be reminded of this. No matter how hard we try, we can never cleanse ourselves. We can never redeem ourselves on our own strength. We need God's help.
In this second part of worship, I shall talk about the quality of the worshiper's heart. This is what I call being 'people-scented.' Scented from within. Scented from without. Both needs to be strung together with a scent of thanksgiving.