Matthew 2:9-12
9 After this interview the wise men went their way. Once again the star appeared to them, guiding them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11 They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 But when it was time to leave, they went home another way, because God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

The astrologers traveled thousands of miles to see the King of the Jews.  When they finally found Him, they responded with joy, worship, and gifts.  This is so different from the approach people often take today.  We expect God to come looking for us, to explain Himself, prove who He is and give us gifts. Hebrews 6:11 tells us, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  We are to seek God and when we find Him, we are to worship Him for Who He is and not what He can do for us.  This is the essence of true worship–honoring Christ for Who He is and being willing to give Him what is valuable to you.  Do you daily worship the King of Kings?  Do you give Him what is valuable to you or is it just what is left over?  Give Him the best of your time, the first part of your day, give Him the best of your love because of Who He is and not because of what He can give you.  Worship God because He is perfect, just, and almighty Creator of the universe, and He is worthy of the best you have to give!

Have a God Day!