What was the highest form of worship? Did Adam and Jesus worship God? They did the highest form of worship which was reflection. To reflect is the highest form of worship. Adam was he was made in the image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27). Jesus starts doing it to the disciples. He says, “I do nothing of myself but what I see my father in heaven doing” (Jhn 5:19).
We have such a hard time and are rebellious towards God because we always try to reflect ourselves or something that is not of God. That’s why He says, “If My people who are called by My name, humble themselves seek My face and turn away from their wicked ways then I will hear them from heaven and heal their land” (2Ch 7:14). You have to start turning from your wicked ways because you start becoming what you are beholding. What you look at you will become because you are meant to reflect.
That’s why we have mentors and people that we are inspired to be like. It’s in us to want to reflect. When you were a child some of us wanted to reflect our mothers or our dads. We wanted to reflect someone with a positive image, at least what we thought was positive though it was a negative. We have young kids that try to immolate BET and MTV because of fatherlessness, or those fathers following those kind of images themselves, or because of rebellion. People who rebel want to be something different but to look like something else.
There is nothing new under the sun, you just don’t know about it (Ecc 1:9). God is always trying to get you to change and says, “I change not but you have to change (Mal 3:6). You are beholding Me as in a mirror and are being changed to that image from glory to glory” (2Co 3:18). He is trying to get you to change by His image; He says from glory to glory. Does anyone know what glory is? What the glory of God is? The glory of God has substance; it is Him, His essence, His brilliance, His light. His glory is amazing. That is why Moses asked, “Show me your glory” (Exo 33:18).
Some of us need help with our relationship with God because sometimes we feel we aren’t in sync with Him. Adam walked with God but not side-by-side, it meant to walk with in. He said, “I walked with Adam in the cool of the day” (Gen 3:8). Look up the translation of “walk with” in the Hebrew or the Aramaic.