"You know, when Jesus walked this earth, religious leaders legislated worship to such extent that few could undertake the endeavor, much less enjoy it (Colossians 2:20–23). In doing so, the religious establishment built barricades between God and His people. Jesus blew such barriers to bits when He declared that true worship no longer depended on prerequisites of place (the temple and synagogue), or people (the religious leaders), or times (the Sabbath). He ushered in a new era of worship to move worshipers beyond the barricades of Jerusalem and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). He redefined worship as a redeemed person occupied with God, authentically and intimately expressing adoration and thanksgiving. “True worshipers,” said Christ, “will worship the Father in spirit and truth” (John 4:23 esv)."
Join me in praising God today that we have freedom to worship Him freely. And join me in praying for many brothers and sisters that do not have that freedom to this day. @ifgathering #myblocyear