You may have heard the story about the wise men who followed the star and set out to find Jesus. They studied the sky for years and the ancient prophecies in order to determine the time and location of the birth of the Savior. They prepared and planned for the long journey, determined and focused on their mission to see Him. When they arrived to the place where He was, scripture says they fell on their faces and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure bags and presented Him with gifts.
So many times in scripture, people sought Jesus because they had a need. People traveled long distances to get their needs met. They ripped off roofs, climbed trees, pushed through crowds, and went to great lengths to find healing and hope in Him and He was glad to meet their needs. He was honored by their faith in Him. But the thing about the wise man is that the only reason they sought Jesus was to see Him and worship Him. They planned and prepared and traveled and went to great lengths because they had something to give to Him.
Today, you have something to give to Jesus. Know that He responds to your worship. He shows up when you give Him glory and He brings healing and restoration with Him.
We never have to beg God for anything. He already knows our problems. He knows our needs. What He wants is our worship, and He wants to show up strong on our behalf! Be like the wise today and bring Him your gift of worship!"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold,frankincense, and myrrh" (Matthew 2:11, NIV).