That’s a pretty strong statement. It’s the title of my message tonight at The Well. What I mean is that you become like what you worship. Obviously I am not saying that if we worship God we will become a god, but I firmly believe that as we worship God and lay our lives down before him we become more like him. What an amazing thought; that the direction of our worship in many ways determines what we will become like. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 115:4-8
4 But their idols are silver and gold,made by the hands of men. 5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see;6 they have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but they cannot smell;7 they have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but they cannot walk;nor can they utter a sound with their throats. 8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.”
It’s the last part of that Psalm that really gets me. As I look at the lives of the people that I have the opportunity to walk with, I see this truth lived out time and time again. As we worship things other than God, they costantly rob us of life. I am so glad to know that the opposite is also true; that when we wrship God he infuses life into our soul! It makes sense right? If we become like the things that we worship, then when we worship God abundant life would be the natural result. When we worship things that only give the perception of happiness, when we chase shadows, then the natural result is death. Chec out Psalm 115. It’s pretty powerful!