Words by Sarah Evangeline
Have you ever looked up into a clear night sky and realized that each star shines brightly in its own way? Stars were created to worship God just as they are. They don’t alter or modify their worth, but boldly shine to reflect the One who created them. When I think about the stars God put in place and how they can literally “just be” and still give God glory, I start to think to myself: What about my life? What about my soul?
If the stars are made to worship God just the way they are, so can I. So can you.
I believe we all have that craving within us to worship God just the way we are. This means we get to drop the alterations and modifications we put on our life. We are created to worship God for who He created us to be, even if we still have some unanswered questions. I am so thankful that God cares more about our being than our doing. We are His chosen beloveds, before we do anything for Him.
Still, it is easy to live striving to be somebody else other than the person God created me to be. I become numb and forget that I have purpose in the ordinary, mundane things. When I look up at the stars, I remember that I can come alive by boldly being me. I let go of the striving sensation and everything changes. The Holy Spirit wants to capture all of our hearts in this way so that we can enjoy life in the moment and connect to reality. When we allow ourselves to worship God this way, we start to illuminate His love for another to see.
I believe a miracle of true life is within us all. I believe there is a divine life buried in all of our souls waiting to come out. Just ponder this for a moment: If we learn to truly worship God just as we are, isn’t that the best way to evangelize our generation, nation and world?
The Good News of Jesus Christ is not complicated; it’s actually very simple. Christ is love. He didn’t have to strive or alter His appearance. He was the King of the Jews but He didn’t need a crown or castle. He became who God created Him to be: a radical homeless man who healed the sick, spoke compassion over the weary and endured the cross so that we could have abundant life. Jesus didn’t rise from the dead so that we could hide behind a mask. He ran out of His grave so we could give Him glory and love the people we are destined to be. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside each of us. You may know it, but have you realized it? Will you capture the truth so you can live it out?
We can let the life of God in us fully come alive. If you are a follower of Christ, then the energy, passion and power of the Trinity is inside you right now, and you can share that love with others by simply becoming who you already are. The Message version of Colossians 2:9-10 says,
“You don’t need a telescope, a microscope or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ…When you come to Him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.”
If the stars were made to worship so will I.