They are on earth only to please God, and when He is pleased, they are also pleased. The Lord takes them farther and through more pain and conflicts then other men. Outwardly, they often seem ?smitten of God and afflicted? (Isa 53:4). Yet to God they are His beloved. When they are crushed, like the petals of a flower, they exude a worship, the fragrance of which is so beautiful and rare that angels weep in quiet awe at their surrender. They are the Lord?s purpose for creation. ~Francis Frangipane
It makes no sense yet all the sense in the world. Why would God?s chosen people, those who choose to follow after Him, go through and suffer through so much adversity. How could such a loving God do that, because he is also Righteous. Those who are truly worshiping our Lord with every action and movement of their essence will only worship and praise Him more in times that are harder.
As my worship becomes more complete my life becomes more purified and refined by God. The worship that I exude becomes even more rare and fragrant, even more pleasing to the Holy of Holies. I?m sorry for always desiring the easy way out, for wanting this divine path that would somehow keep me from harms way. Always reminding myself that you your plan for my life promises to ?not harm? (jer 29:11) but yet I am still thinking so worldly.
My body means nothing, for it will pass on, and my soul is here to worship you. Harm to my body can?t harm my soul if I am in worship to you. I pray that I am able to not only be in never-ceasing prayer but also worship. That my every action, situation, conversation, pain and sorrow would also be an act of worship to you. It was a notion that used to be understood by so many people, that is understood by those who are persecuted, Father allow my heart to understand. May the times of most pain in my life be the strongest points of worship and praise to you, they are far from that now.
As I?ve prayed so often for others…
Father break me so I may worship you more,