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What do you worship?


In the Harry Potter series there was a magical mirror, the Mirror of Erised, "desire" spelled backwards, which revealed the deepest, most desperate desire of the heart, that, if a person possessed that quality or thing, they would be completely happy and satisfied. The quality that was shown in the mirror supposedly would give their life true meaning.


We all ascribe values to things that we believe, if we have them, we will be truly happy. The objects or values that we yearn for are the objects or values that we worship.


The word “worship” is derived from the Old English word “woerthship”, meaning worthiness or meritoriousness. We worship objects or qualities that we have ascribed ultimate value to.


When you ‘look’ in the Mirror of Erised, what is it that you see? What is it in that mirror that is controlling you? Are you wasting away your life because you are controlled by money? Relationships? Health? What is the lord of your life?


It will only be when you forgo all other pleasures and see God in that mirror and seek a relationship with Him that you will find fulfilling happiness. Every time that you praise Him you will heal yourself of the things and values that control you and distort your life. With every aspect of worshipping God you will be changed for all your selfish desires and values will have been transferred onto God.


Don’t waste away before that mirror. Its images will be forever changing and you will move from one desire to another allowing them to control you and be the lord of your life.


Worship God above everything in this life and you will be blessed by Him and He will give you the "desires of your heart" (Psa. 37:4).


This is what David meant when he penned this psalm:


1 Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. 3 For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all gods. 4 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. 5 The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.

6 Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, 7 for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care (Psa. 95:1-7 NLT).






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