Who is welcomed into the presence of the Lord? I have spent quite some time meditating on these characteristics of the ideal worshiper. Keeping in mind that this is the ideal – the goal – something we strive toward.
👉 Someone who walks blamelessly.
👉 Someone who does what is right.
👉 Someone who speaks truth in his heart.
👉 Someone who refuses to gossip.
👉 Someone who doesn’t harm his neighbors.
👉 Someone who doesn’t speak evil of his friends.
👉 Someone who honors faithfulness.
👉 Someone who keeps his promises even when it hurts.
👉 Someone who lends money without expecting interest.
👉 Someone who can’t be bribed to lie against the innocent.
Lord, help me to be the type of worshiper you desire – one that is welcomed into your presence.
I can not think of anything I like less than talking on the phone. Seriously, when the phone rings, I want to play dead.
My issues are severe enough that there was a 12-month period in time when I was a telemarketer for a credit card collections company and it was like working in one of the inner circles of hell. Assuming, of course, that the inner circles of hell come with name badges and assigned parking.
I am not even kidding when I tell you that I would log into my computer each day, put on my headset and call exactly zero people. That’s right. I would sit in my little cubicle talking to nobody. Sometimes, in an effort to appear productive, I would leave a message on my own cell phone sternly advising myself to call me back in order to make payment arrangements.