How Do I Worship?

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Worship @ 10:30am

How do I worship?

 

Here are the materials of worship; the tools God makes available to us to meet Him, walk with Him, work for Him and talk about Him well.

 

                A.            The Word: focus, discover and respond 

                B.            Prayer: talk to God in private or gathered with believers.

                C.            Music and the arts: give praise to Him, about Him and to one another through song and visual expression.         

                D.            Service: offer to God time, talents and treasure freely, sacrificially & joyfully.

                E.            Attitude: develop a heart of humility, love, submission and obedience.

                F.            Fellowship: share greetings, symbols, encouragement, exhortation and ministry.

 

Here’s another way to look at it.  When you love someone: 

You listen to them: So – we read the Word, so we can listen to God.

You talk to them: So – we Pray, and talk to God (in private or gathered with believers)

You brag on them!  So – we sing & act & dance for God (Music and the arts): It’s a way to give praise to Him, about Him through 

        song and visual expression.          

You’ll do anything for them: So – we serve by giving God time, talents and treasure freely, sacrificially & joyfully.

You are tender toward them: so our attitude is right toward them: develop a heart of humility, love, submission and obedience.

You love to hang out with them!  So fellowship is a thing: shared greetings, symbols, encouragement, exhortation and ministry.

 

And for you “Picture” people – who really need a metaphor, try this one:

 

THE ANATOMY OF WORSHIP

                The Word is the mind of worship: presenting the truth about God

                Meditation is the breath of worship: understanding and applying the truth of God

                Prayer is the mouth of worship: responding to God; praising God

                Service  becomes the hands of worship: presenting offerings to God

                Music is the heart of worship: expressing our emotions to God

                Art is the eye of worship: showing the world our beautiful God

                Our attitude is the spirit of worship: Respecting and adoring God

 

Questions?  Contact me at dloftis@centralwendell.org