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Pastor Erasmus Makarimayi: Quench your thirst by worshipping God

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Man as a created being has an inborn longing to connect with the Creator.

After the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, fellowship between God and man was cut off.

From that day, man has been hungering and thirsting to connect with his origin.

You would know life in a human being came from God.
Genesis 2:7 reads: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

Man is a creation of God not a product of evolution.

Unless we connect with our source of livelihood, our quest for identity is meaningless. Outside God we cannot talk about humanity and life.

The first step to reconnect with God is to repent from sin and accept Jesus Christ as one’s Lord and Saviour.

This is what is called being born again. Inside every human being there is a void that is only truly and fully filled when one is born again.

Because of this void, some have tried many other methods and mediums without satisfaction.

Passing an examination, getting married, acquiring a new car or house does not satisfy that thirst.

Drugs and spirit mediums have been tried, but have left mankind even further from fullness of life.

The psalmist says in Psalm 42:1: “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.”

Every human being longs to worship. Christians worship God who alone deserves to be worshipped.

When you find your place in God, it is like bolt and nut fitting well or solving a jigsaw puzzle.

John 4:23 says: “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”

Since God desires to be worshipped and man has capacity to worship, this relationship brings praise to God and blessing to man.

Every human being desires to get something from the Creator, even those that call themselves atheists.

My personal definition of an atheist is a person that knows, accepts and believes that there is God but chooses not to accept this belief.

These are the people that you see praying to God when things fall out of place or Nicodemously worship God.

Some people worship God because they receive answers to their prayers. Some tried to follow God to fulfil a certain need which was not met and they fell by the way side.

These are some of the people who dissuade you from following Christ and invite you to worship evil spirits.

The defining moment for separating those that will be heading to heaven from those heading to hell is the point when you realise the need to fill the emptiness in your life.

The one you choose, between God and Satan, will define your eternal life. Guard your life and don’t surrender it to evil.

While we tolerate every created being, we do not tolerate the devil, his ways and institutions. It is therefore proper to align yourself to God through Christ.

When evangelists come and preach to you, they are not attacking you but are merely showing you the way to align with your maker.

Do not harden your heart. Let go of the stony heart and embrace the heart of flesh. You need a higher spiritual authority and that authority is God.

Every person, no matter how crazy they may be, has a conscience in which God tells them the truth which they can choose to listen to or disregard.

Let me close with a word for those already in the Christian faith. You should grow and progress.

We have been taught and learnt so much that we think we know how to rightly practice what we are taught. We have devotional books, DVDs, CDs and we receive twits everyday.

We have attended crusade after crusade, conference after conference, all-night prayer after all-night prayer not mentioning Sunday/Saturday service week in week out, mid-week service after mid-week service, cell-group meeting after cell-group meeting and inter-denominational gathering without end.

We belong to good churches flowing in powerful anointing and led by gifted men and women of God and we have nothing to show for this.

Galatians 6:9 reads: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” It has many times been used to explain our lack of progress.

Our success is not based on what resource material we have, but on what knowledge and revelation we have put into practice.

All Scripture quotations are from the King James Version of the Bible

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