7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
You walk through refracted stained glass while admiring the consonant intervals being played by anointed hands. Your God-given gift of worship leaps from your resonant chambers, which had been carefully stitched together by the Creator Himself. The atmosphere of omnipotence and omniscience silences Satan’s lies that begin to form; yet you refuse to resist the devil due to unrelenting pride. Selfish motives begin to float across the sanctuary attaching to innocent believers like the morning dew. The door has been opened and in walks Satan himself…surprised? We shouldn’t be!
The battle for the mind ensues. As Satan continues to convince you that you alone are worthy, your voice strengthens with the power of darkness. Before long, Satan has taught you how to masterfully unwind the Treble clef into a whip used to battle your ministers. What was once used for God’s service has now been altered to destroy His servants. As you continue to spew death from your tongue your arm lurches forward preparing a lasting wound from your tainted whip…until!
You are stopped in mid-strike! The abrupt cessation of movement slants Satan’s blindfold from your eyes. With crescent sight, you see a heavenly host extinguishing multiple flames. With forgiveness in your tears, you cry out to the Lord – the One who came to set the captives free! God’s mercy and grace consume your spirit. The altar welcomes your release as you exchange your chains for a crown.
Before turning back, you feel a burning within your hand. The Treble clef that Satan had transformed into a whip has returned to its natural position. Your hand raises which releases a song of freedom into the atmosphere allowing the ground to shake within the sanctuary. Your eyes are unveiled and you see angels carrying musical notes to the Savior. Pride has been destroyed and your heart of worship has been restored!
Question: What does your heart of worship look like? A mangled Treble clef in the shape of a whip used to battle ministers or a heart full of praise that glorifies God alone in humble spirit.