The status quo runs from change. The status quo is determined to hold on to what used to be or what is, no matter what. That which has always been desires to remain, while change is pressing upon the doors to open up a new way.
Such is life today, and such can be seen in the Bible.
Luke 7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Everywhere that Jesus showed up, He was making a change. Well, perhaps I should say that He was completing the old way and making a new way. Let me tell you that the new way could not appear or kick into action until Jesus showed up. There is something about Jesus that demanded that whatever was in place was no longer going to remain that way. There was going to be a new thing. Jesus ushered out the status quo and introduced a new way to go.
That is why when you truly give your life and your heart to Jesus you simply cannot do things the way you used to. Oh, and when you slip and fall or do something that you used to do you don’t feel good about it. You are sorry and repentant because you know you broke the heart of Jesus and disappointed God. Repentance is available so that when you fall you can get back up. For God’s sake, get back up! For the sake of your future, get back up!
The appearance of Jesus in His ministry walk demanded change. It demanded that in spite of the professionalism of The Law, the people would understand that The Law would NOT perfect them. Hey, no matter how many rules, regulations, and retractions that Law had or came up with, the people would still be faulty. The Law started with Ten Commandments and went up to 613. Yet, the people still sinned against The Law. People still killed, committed adultery, and worshiped idols. The Law will never stop a person, whose heart is evil, from breaking those laws.
Only a new relationship with Jesus would keep individuals personally responsible for what they did or did not do. No pastor, priest, or prophet should be the one keeping you from sinning (as was the case according to The Law). No, it ought to be your relationship with Jesus Christ that would determine what you would do. It ought to be the reality that Jesus shed His life blood for your sins. It ought to be that your love for Jesus overrides the desires that you used to have - to love sin, love carnality, and love yourself more than the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Every day you ought to live to have your rags turned to righteousness. Every day you should live to have your sins sanctified through the washing of the blood of Jesus.
Only as one lives a life unto Jesus can they worship, as God desires.
Today, many worship social media, which creates social madness. Today many worship always being right, which creates a mess of self-righteousness. Today, many worship professionalism, which professes more about themselves than the selfless Jesus Christ. Today, many worship doing the Sunday things on a Sunday, but from Monday through Saturday they are doing their own thing.
It is time for your worship to be challenged and changed. It is time that you understand true worship; it’s a lifestyle, and a true worship will guide your life so that you end up with The One you have learned to worship daily. It is time to truly worship Jesus! Blessings Abound!