The Instantaneousness of Genuine Worship

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In expressing our love for God through worship, how fast you respond is all part of the deal. It’s not just enough to do what God demands, the speed of our response goes a long way to demonstrate the depth of our love and allegiance to Him.

Abraham, whose walk with God remains an epitome of genuine worship, responded instantly when God gave him a momentous instruction.

Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.”
~Genesis 22:3

The speed of Abraham’s response to God’s demands is quite striking. It’s easy to see that Abraham had a deep rooted love and fear for God. His love for God was deep. His passion for God was intense, all-consuming, and absolute. This was not just expressed in the fact that he went to sacrifice his only beloved sono, but also in the instantaneousness of his response.

During Jesus’ days on earth, we see another set of people who responded fast to God.

“Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” Matthew 4:18-21

James and his brother John, grown men who later were among the twelve disciples, left their career and kin to follow Jesus instantly.

Have you ever done that in your walk with God? How instantaneous is your response to God?