Self Love

Understanding How To Worship God Through Establishing Covenant Relationship

As a minister of the gospel my heart is grieved to see us not taking care of the body of Christ because we have not dealt with our hearts of idol worship which is placing things of more importance than the true worship of our heavenly father and His will for our lives. I write this for us all to take a moment to acknowledge our part and pray to ask God to reveal what and who we have valued more than him that has hindered us from loving him and his family who is purposed to help heal the family as well as return the earth back to the family. This will require a heart check and a surrender of our ungodly desires that is the strength of idol worship;  so in turn we can delight in our Heavenly Father and support each other spiritually, emotionally, relationally, intellectually, physically and financially that is the evidence of us loving God and us loving His people in the time and season He purposed them to be in our lives. This is honor and the evidence of an impact believer that God uses mightily to fulfill His kingdom agenda on earth as it is in heaven.
Idol worship requires a lifestyle of allegiance to our ungodly desires because it is purposed to stop our allegiance to God’s righteous desire that is His will in our lives. When we put things and relationships before God those things and relationships will require our time, loyalty and ongoing support. Ungodly desires is the misplaced allegiance we give Idol worship that strategically puts us out of position of the plan of God for our lives. We put the ungodly desire for careers, homes, cars, travel, food, relationships and anything else to include anyone else is the evident lifestyle of idol worship. It is idol worship because we desire to have it before we allow God to prepare us by understanding His mind and heart that is our grace to manage all relationships and things in the Holy Spirit of His perfect love. Therefore our ungodly desires ends up owning our time instead of God being able to direct our time; that is the greatest tool for strengthening our mind and heart, that is the beginning of how we are in covenant relationship with God and covenant relationship with his people. Covenant relationship is how we partner with our Heavenly Father’s kingdom agenda to save a perishing people from a perishing worldly mindset that is in covenant relationship with Satan’s mindset and his kingdom agenda to kill, steal and destroy God’s covenant relationship with His people by first allowing ourselves to have a covenant relationship with our Heavenly Father.
The word of God tells us in Mark 10:28-30:
Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.
This is a heard saying to understand when we have placed relationships with people and things before our relationship with our Heavenly Father. Religion gives people’s carnal desires control over us, separating us from the gift of covenant relationship with God who puts us in right covenant relationship with people. God never intended us to stress out about being a wife, husband, mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, niece, nephew and so forth because it is His being within us that empowers us to fulfill those ministerial and relational positions of honor. However, we must let go of our perspective of being this to people and allow God to reveal His true perspective of how He has assigned us to fulfill these positions of honor.
Our Heavenly Father desires us to give up and give Him everything and everyone so we all can be free to worship authentically without fear of our inadequacies within relationship because relationship has always been purposed as the gift of God’s love, honor and support to one another. When we give Him the weakness of our inadequacies, He gives us the strength of His power, love wisdom and understanding to maintain relationship by loving people as He has taught us to love ourselves. The key is learning to love God first that is teaching us to love us first without fear of not being enough for our spouses, children, parents, extended family, friends, supervisors, co workers and extended community.  Us trying to manage these relationships without God is us saying through our actions that we know better than God in how to sustain a healthy relationship. This kind of belief is the prideful understanding that separates us from the heart of God and is at the root of every relational issue where hurt people hurt people.
Before we can heal our relationships we must allow God to heal our perspective and understanding because it is His love through us that is purposed to save our perishing spouse, parents, siblings, family, friends, supervisors, co workers, and community by first allowing him to heal our perspective and understanding that will set you and I free from their prideful mindset. In turn, freeing us all so will worship our Heavenly Father in spirit and truth; where our joy is full because you and I have entered the presence of the mind and heart of God who teaches us to manage our life, love and relationships. When we give God everything and everyone, we invite Him in to teach us His higher and heavenly thoughts that will heal our marriage, heal our families, our professional relational associations and heal your community.
Everything is about support that is the manifestation of belief. A lack of financial support is a lack of belief. A lack of belief is a lack of faith. We all need spiritual support, emotional support, relational support, intellectual support, physical support and financial support. In the areas we are supported we feel love. In the areas we are not supported we are open to be attack by the enemy. Support covers people from the flood of the enemy’s desire to kill, steal and destroy them because support is an act of love and honor. God’s people suffer in life because of a lack of support that is the evidence of a lack of love. When we worship our selfish and ungodly desires it steals from the true worship of God just like improper relational habits steals the support from our God ordained relational assignments.
It is important that we are aware of our God ordained relationships because this is who God has purposed to support us in growing in deeper covenant relationship with Him as we all partner to fullfill His will for our lives, people and all His creation in the image and likeness of love. In us giving the proper support to God’s people in the right timing of when He reveals we position our selves as the evidence of His love by giving our spiritual support, emotional support, relational support, intellectual support, physical support and financial support. God reveals through giving us the truth that sets us free which this article is purposed to accomplish. When we are out of position, we put the spiritual body of Christ out of position and open ourselves up for an attack from the enemy because our support system is displaced supporting the wrong people and therefore things that empowers the enemy of a carnal worldly culture to continue to thrive in deceitful lust and prideful intentions.
It grieves the Spirit of God that we would value what is not of Him more than we value who and what is from Him. This is like a brother and sister fighting and giving their support to people who do not care about the well being of the family. There is a worldly culture that has been setup putting believer against believer by giving us the deceitful belief that their love is better than the love of those who God has purposed to support that is the evidence of our love for the people God has assigned in our lives as well as our love for him.
The word of God says in Matthew 25:40-45:

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you,inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.’ “Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’  Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

The fire is a consuming ungodly desire that nevers satisfy but is the cycle of death where we never receive what we ultimately desire and that is true love. God lives in us and his love needs to be supported to manifest the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. The more we let go of our own understanding, our own desires that is the strength of idol worship, then the more we will let go of improper relationship with a worldly way of thinking and relating to each other so the spiritual body of Christ will be better supported to manifest God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. The reason the world culture is dominant in the earth is because the spirit of that culture has been stealing the perspective, belief, love and therefore allegiance of the spiritual body of Christ to manifest Satan will on earth as it is in hell. The spiritual body of Christ will heal when we all fall out of love with a worldly culture that is not our own so that our heavenly culture will manifest through us; putting us all in our rightful position of ruling as the sons and daughters of God.
The word of God says in 2 Corinthians 6:17-18:
Therefore“Come out from among them, And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
May we all come out of our prideful understanding and selfish desires so we can claim the rightful covenant relationship with our Heavenly Father. This is at the beginning of worship God in spirit and truth by letting Him teach us how to establish covenant relationship with Him, ourselves and people. I invite you to join our New You Wellness Community where we are purposed to help heal relationships through realigning our allegiance to God who in turns teaches us how to be in relational wellness with each other.

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One comment

  1. It’s a very important subject, considering the changing world that we live in. Understanding covenant relationships is a prerequirement, I believe from a scriptural point of view, in reference to, mark chp 12 vs 28 to 31. All Blessings flow through covenant.
    Thank you Johniece Johnson, for this seasoned word.

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