Chipped Nails... Flawless Worship.
My nails were chipped. Not a very pretty sight... Just like the nail polish In this picture is flawed.
So I was in church, the worship was deep, my heart was oh so overwhelmed with the love of God and I raised my hands in worship... then right in the middle of it, I remembered my nails were horribly chipped nails on one hand. That jolted me back to earth as I quickly brought down my hands.
I let Self-consciousness steal my fine moment of worship. What if God was speaking at that moment, and I was too distracted with self to hear?
To get back in the groove of worship, I devised a way to lift only one holy hand up… genius! But not so bright I would say.
The truth is no one was watching me, but consciousness of self wouldn’t listen to reason. Well I hope no one was noticing my flaws as we worshiped. I would seriously recommend prayers for them against distractions. Hahaha!
Don't let your flaw stop your worship. Or in the words of Judah Smith "don't miss out on a miracle by being afraid of the mess'
You may have a struggle in life, a flaw that keeps people pointing at you and whispering about you.
People may have used the "and you call yourself a Christian line on you."
But don't let it stop your worship.
Don't let the fact that they will snigger at your lifted hands stop you.
Your weaknesses don’t disqualify you from staying the path, walking to perfection by being transformed and renewed in your consistence in worship.
We are transformed when our gaze is fixed on him in Worship.
If you're genuinely showing up, and worshiping then you're in a legit process and should fear not. If you’re not transformed from your showing up, then it’s not the true gospel you’re hearing. In all its plain simplicity is the raw power to transform.
Don’t stop being a drunk before you come to his presence, you never will be able to qualify yourself ... come to his presence as you are and find grace to receive mercy. Keep gazing at his face of love and be transformed. His presence will sort out the flaw... the flaw and your consciousness of it isn’t enough to kill God’s love for you. But His love and your consciousness of it is enough to kill the flaws and bad habits.
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18(AMPC)