Worship-The Door

In the first blog of this series on worship, Ashlee introduced you to the fact that worship is really about where you find your worth or in who you find your worth. In the second post, Sarah Beth looked at the tabernacle and how it was built. She also helps us see that because of the new covenant, believers are the temple of God. What a humbling and exciting revelation!

In the 40 minute Bible Study, Living a True Life of Worship, you can study the temple and how each part of the temple was a representation of something greater. It truly will open your eyes and allow you to see the tabernacle in a whole new way! I encourage you to take a look at the study! In this post, we’ll look at the door and what it represents. There was only one door to enter into the tabernacle and this reminds me of another door in Scripture.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ~John 14:1-6

Read through the passage again and make a mental note of each reference to Jesus and what He says about himself. Based on what Christ says about Himself, what are His disciples to know and what are they to do?

When I was young, I thought that I had to do all the right things in order for God to truly accept me. I would try to be the right person and felt discouraged, defeated, and shamed whenever I sinned. Yet, my thought was, “I will make it up to God.”

That mindset never worked. I was continually finding myself at the door to despair. I was trying to reach the Father in my own strength which turns out to be the wrong door.

I finally to realized that the only way to the Father was provided by Him and it was through His Son, Jesus. I saw that my own way could never lead me to the Father but the way was by believing in His Son Jesus Christ.

So, what about you?

In what ways or “doors” are you trying to come to the Father other than believing in the work of His Son, Jesus Christ?

I would encourage you to maybe stop, think about those ways and what could be the reason you are trying other doors…

 

Ryan Thomason works with Transform Student Ministries as the product development and events coordinator. He is married to a wonderful woman named Madison.  He has voluntarily served Precept Ministries for close to 10 years before coming on staff full time. He has interned with their media department in 2008 and with the student ministry in 2009. He has lived in Guatemala to learn Spanish. 

“I have become its servant, according to God’s administration that was given to me for you, to make God’s message fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints.” Colossions 1:25-26

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