“I suppose,” Stan said one morning, “that you’ve heard the joke about the fellow who considered himself to be a self-made man and he worshipped his creator.”
Yeah,” I responded, that’s with a small ‘c’ rather than the large ‘C’, as in Creator.” And then I added, “It really isn’t a joke because there are a lot of people like that.”
“You’re right, my friend,” Stan replied and then asked, “do you ever run across anyone like that?”
“I saw one just like that this morning,” I replied. “At least he used to be like that all of the time. He doesn’t worship himself all of the time any more, but certainly does some of the time.”
“Where did you see him?” Stan asked.
“He was in the mirror looking back at me as I was getting ready to come here this morning.”
“Good point, my friend,” Stan replied. “You just described me at one point in my life.”
Continuing, he added, “There was a time, when I was zooming down the road of life that I thought I was really something for all that I was accomplishing and for all I was accumulating — and for how great I thought I was. I was really into thinking I was self-made.”
“And that changed at some point,” I commented.
“Thankfully,” Stan replied. “God cared enough about me to change my focus to worship Him as the Creator, the one who has made me; the one who enables me to do and to be what He wants, rather than what I think I want apart from Him.”
“Worship the Creator, not the created,” I added.
“Exactly, my friend!”
Bible verses to consider:
Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3.
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Romans 1:25.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, that you want me to have a clear perspective on worshipping you, the Lord God Almighty and Creator of all. Please forgive all of the times I have worshipped anything other than you, especially when I have thought myself to be responsible for all I have in this world. Please, Father, help me in knowing without a doubt that it is you and you only who is worthy of worship and praise. Help me to know and to follow that knowledge with active, continual worship and praise. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Think on this: Who or what do you worship? Why? If you sense your worship may be less than totally focused on the Creator, is that something you would like to change? Why or why not? If so, do you know how that can be done?