Fighting Sin With Worship – Desiring God: “If you are a Christian and you are dealing with enslaving habits, it’s not enough to say, ‘Bad Christian, stop it.’ And it is not enough to beat yourself up or merely try harder and harder and harder.
The real reason that you’re having a problem with an enslaving habit is because you are not tasting God. I’m not talking about believing God or even obeying God, I’m saying tasting — tasting God.
The secret to freedom from enslaving patterns of sin is worship. You need worship. You need great worship. You need weeping worship. You need glorious worship. You need to sense God’s greatness and to be moved by it — moved to tears and moved to laughter — moved by who God is and what he has done for you. And this needs to be happening all the time.”
I was going to write on exactly this topic today as a followup from yesterday’s blog, but here it is in all it’s outline goodness from the Desiring God blog.
It’s not that we need to hate bad necessarily, but we just need to love Good more. And in a Christian framework, loving Good is loving God. It’s not about how good You are anymore, or wanting to do what you want, but wanting God, and wanting what God wants.
THEN, I guess you really can do whatever you want if you put your heart, mind and body to it, because you’ll be wanting what God wants.
As an addition to this train of thought, it’s kind of how prayer “works” to use the word prayer awkwardly. If we believe that our prayers are going to a magical genie in the sky, then that is a flawed premise. What kind of omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent God who knows all and has all wisdom, would heed your prayer if it weren’t for His glory? Furthermore, who are we to say that we know what’s best for us?