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Altars to God

By September 3, 2020September 15th, 2020Noonday Prayer

In that place where you wrongly built before        Tear it down ‘til it be no more
Destroy and grind what you played homage to      To God alone, is your worship due

How often do we dedicate our full attention towards God? We tend to become so busy and caught up with numerous distractions and noises in our daily lives that pull us away from maintaining a connected relationship with our Heavenly Father. A place of worship is God’s place. It is His home and where there is an altar for God, the time spent in that altar and/or place of worship is solely focused on God and God alone. With these many noises that distract us, we become so engulfed in worshipping and focusing our attention on other things. These things can include our careers and even material items such as money, cars, and homes. These things can only go so far in our lives, but our relationship with and focus on God is eternal. 1 Chronicles 21:22 states:
“Then David said to Ornan, “Give me the site of this threshing floor, that I may build on it an altar to the Lord; for the full price you shall give it to me, that the plague may be restrained from the people.”
An altar is a reminder that God’s presence is all around us. It is a sanctuary filled with God’s peace and word. During the Noon Day Prayer service, AUHS Founder Pastor Gregory Johnson stated that as believers, we must not forget how much God has provided for us and that we must show our utmost gratitude and love to Him in return. It is at the altar where we can encounter God and connect with Him at a deeper and personal level.

May God Bless You All ~

 

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