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Worthy of Worship

You shall love the Lord your God

with all your heart,

and with all your soul,

and with all your mind.

Matthew 22:37 (NAS)

I know you probably get weary of me talking to you about Wesley, but you learn a lot of things from the people who are in your life daily and even though Wes isn’t a “people” (which he refuses to accept as truth), I learn a lot from him.

He is very intelligent, not like a Lassie, but a pretty smart 24-pound Jack Russell terrier. He can do a lot of tricks and we practice those tricks nearly every night, giving a Del Monte cut green bean as the reward for a trick well done. (That silly dog loves them!) I just recently taught him to “howl.”. I throw back my head and howl and he howls with me. We make a very unusual, noisy duet! Sit, stay, stand up, down, over, dead dog, shake, and more are all on his impressive resume.

A Jack Russell terrier has the unique instinct for choosing one member of his human family and placing that person on his list as #1. Well, Wes chose me. (A wise choice since I feed him!) Wherever I am, there you will find Wes. He may have his head on my foot, leaning against my leg as I read, or sitting in the kitchen with me while I do my thing. Right now he is in my study with me, curled up in my comfy chair. When I get up, he will get up and go wherever I’m going’garage, back yard, front yard, across the street to the Evans’, or outside in the sunshine. And he is alert to my every movement, even when I get up at 3:30 AM to go to the bathroom! His eyes never leave me, the source who meets all his needs. Wesley worships me! And do you know what I have discovered? It is an awesome responsibility to be worshipped! Why? Because he looks to me for everything! Guidance, food, instruction, warmth, everything!

Well, we worship our Lord, Jesus Christ, knowing that He is the Source of all our needs. We look to Him for everything! It’s His responsibility to watch over us constantly, [1] to tenderly care for us, [2] to love us,[3] and let us stay very close to Him.[4] His eyes never leave us.[5] He is aware of everything we do or say. [6]

Wes (if he could talk to you), would tell you that I’m perfect. Why? Because I love him and watch over him so carefully. He wants to be with me wherever I am and wants to please me with his behavior. Isn’t that our relationship with Jesus? I want to be with Him every second of the day and I want to please Him in every aspect of my life. I want Him to be aware of my love for Him, so much so that I never take my eyes off Him.

Jesus has accepted that awesome place of being worshipped and He has proven Himself worthy of that responsibility. Wherever I go, He goes with me. He watches over me carefully. He is perfect, no doubt about that, and His love for me exceeds all my expectations and desires.

That “instinct” to worship comes with every newborn babe. And just like Wesley, that babe will grow up to worship some thing or some one. Who or what have I chosen to worship? What have you chosen to worship?

You are worthy, Father, Creator,

You are worthy, Savior, Sustainer,

You are worthy, worthy and wonderful,

Worthy of worship and praise.

[1] Ephesians 1:4, Galatians 3:26

[2] Matthew 11:28

[3] I John 4:10

[4] Deuteronomy 31:8

[5] Psalm 139:17-18

[6] Psalm 19:14

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.