Tuesday, 21 June 2005

In Spite Of?

One of life’s biggest challenges for me is consistency. Not just in my personal life but in everything that I undertake. Sometimes things may distract me or events may just suddenly swallow up my time. In time I begin to clearly understand what consistency is about and who its enemies are. Namely, laziness and procrastinate. As an engineer, I try to be professional as possible especially in my work. I have to work systematically, each measurement must be consistent with the ones before. Therefore how does one maintain this sense of consistency throughout one’s entire life? The answer is obviously simple, God. The only one who has been consistent since the beginning.

Over the past two days I had band practice for the upcoming youth camp which will be held in Port Dickson over the weekend. Both practice sessions were good but I know I have a lot to improve on my timing and strumming as well as being more sensitive to the rest of the band as well as the Holy Spirit. Peter shared with us about what it meant to worship, the key words were, “in spite of”. In spite of everything, all the troubles that bogs us down in life, can we truly say that we thank God and worship Him? Or do we complain, wail and sulk each and every time trouble comes knocking on our doors?

In spite of all the things happening in our lives, good or bad, complicated or difficult, God truly deserves all praise and worship. Living a life that is right in God eyes, the actions that we do, the feelings that we portray, all these we show and do in spite of all the troubles we face or difficulties we need to overcome. This I believe is what true worship is.

"God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." (John
4:24 NIV)