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 firstname.lastname@example.org