Attending a job interview is really not the point. It is about proving that you want the job. That proof isn’t in your dressing or in your haircut basically. It is in your mind. And that’s why they ask questions of you, not of your clothing. When they have assessed your mind, they know if you’re able to do the job or not. This sort of was the crux of my last post on prayer: to point out that God looks first at your desire to fellowship with Him. In fact, as you’re still at lower rungs of the fellowship ladder, He is interested only in your desire to fellowship. Long and short is, if you don’t desire to commune with God as a friend, jump, clap and shout all you want: the potency of your prayer is non-existent. If it were poison, it wouldn’t hurt at all, and if it were medicine, it wouldn’t heal.
If you get it, good. If you don’t, oh well…
Any way, let’s discuss the externals. They are extremely important. Even though I am aware that it is really my mind and ability interviewers are interested in, I will never attend an interview in my underwear. Even if I have inside information that I will get the job, it will only make me dress better all the more.
Our outward appearance or disposition, so to speak, in our prayer and worship goes a long way to show how much our respect for God is, and how much we love Him. It can also be an indicator of how much revelation of Him you have and how much you fear Him. All of those are important.
It is the easiest thing in the world to become casual with God. In the early stages, that can be a good thing. However, the tendency to treat him like a genie is not so far behind if revelation of His glory and majesty do not hit our puny minds. He calls us to Him; we don’t see Him yet He answers our requests. Ah! Genie.
The deeper we go in our walk with Him, the more reverential our communion becomes. And that usually translates into lots of physical activity to show how much He means to us. Basically, your understanding of who God is will translate your desire for fellowship on the inside to fellowship-facilitating activity on the outside. Is he just that friend from down the street coming over to watch the Champions League with you or is he the lady of your dreams coming over for a visit? You wouldn’t rush around and clean up the hour for the former. You’d must probably be dressed in your sweaty smelly sweatshirt and a pair of dirty jeans. But the latter…
Revelation of the glory and person of God can cause our physical disposition to reflect the position of our heart towards Him. It really affects our heart first you know, but there’s no stopping it from manifesting outward. That’s the whole point of ministering to the heart in the first place.
A friend of mine told me of how he had to immediately go on his knees and then lie prostrate while he was praying one time, because God declared His majesty that day and he couldn’t withstand the glory. Often I get a deep impression in my spirit to take my hands out of my pocket when I’m praying to God.
Often, I just sit quietly and pray. At other times, I am jumping around, shaking my head violently (sort of) and shouting at the top of my voice. Yeah, I do that too, big deal.
The intensity of desire increases with depth, insight and revelation of God and it should cause us to adjust our physical disposition to God.
God has feelings too. He earnestly desires our communion and constantly comes near to us. He will never send us out; He has promised that. On our part, we should take Him seriously and let every moment we spend in prayer and worship show humility and reverence before the God of all creation and Father of Lights. That can move Him too, the way we approach Him.
Just as you wouldn’t go off naked to that all-important job interview, I think you shouldn’t be careless and dismissive and nonchalant in your physical disposition to prayer and worship.
Alright, so with these few points if mine…bla bla bla…