Recently I was in Slovakia and ordered a salad alongside my meal. Upon arrival, there it was, arranged nicely for the eyes; the lettuce, the cucumber slices, the tomato chunks, the radish slices and some carrot sticks. But what about the dressing? (Yes, I know, you Europeans are gonna get a laugh out of this!)
Growing up in the U.S., I am one who likes my ranch dressing thick, creamy and tasty. I’ve already had to scale back living in Switzerland with a more “runny” dressing or the simple vinegar and oil, but there on my plate was a naked salad with nothing on it, just 100% percent pure God made vegetables. A glance across to other tables and seeing my hosts begin to eat confirmed that this was it and nobody else had dressing either. So as not to be rude and demand some calorie filled dressing, I just ate it as it sat. AND GUESS WHAT? It was wonderful! The cool crisp vegetables, each full of their natural flavors, were a delight and to my surprise, very tasty.
Before I left the table, I had an amazing “worship” experience as I realized again, this is how best to enjoy and worship God… 100% PURE! Simply worship God all the time, especially while going about normal everyday life! As Christians and churches, we too often have to “dress up” God and add the dressing on everything we partake of. Don’t get me wrong, I love the church and even going to church, but God is so much more. We sometimes only feel we worship by dressing up and going to a dressed up church service. Often today the services and church ministries are programmed to the max and can overshadow the simplicity of just walking with God in your daily life experiences.
Try God 100% PURE this week, as you simply worship while you go about your normal life activities! Dressing is nice, but enjoying God as “HE IS”, is a beautiful thing!
In His grip and grace,