13th March 2019

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:3

 

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God— this is your spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1

 

    

 

Prayer Points

 

Still yourself: spend time bringing to God your day, your worries, your concerns. Now spend time worshipping God for who he is: our awesome creator, our Holy Lord, our heavenly father whose love endures forever!

 

Pray that in your day’s activities and your relationships you would become less and less concerned with yourself and more and more concerned with what God wants you to be in that situation.

 

         

     DAY 7 : WORSHIPPING

 

What am I going to get out of it? What’s in it for me? How often we find ourselves subconsciously asking these questions about activities and situations we get involved in!

 

We all have different ways in which we express our worship, but however we do it we face the same challenge. Too often we are the centre of our attention. But worship is not about us, it’s about bringing something of ourselves to God. We are made in the image of God and our greatest calling in life is to worship our loving creator.

 

In a conversation recorded in John 4:23,24. Jesus says that God is looking for true worshippers who will worship him in spirit and in truth. Anna worshipped with devotion ‘serving night and day’ in the temple with ‘fasting and prayers’ (Luke 2:37); David danced exuberantly ‘with all his might’ (2 Samuel 6:14); Mary demonstrated extravagant worship as she anointed Jesus with oil (John 12:3).

 

Worship isn’t just about what we do in church – it is an attitude of serving God at all times and in all we do.. In Mark 12:30 we are called to love the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. This is radical! It means everything surrendered to him. The apostle Paul picks this up in Romans 12:1 “Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him”. We are to worship him through our lives: our relationships, attitudes and words and actions. Nothing we do should be devoid of worship.

 

Worship pleases God and allows us to come close to him. The irony is that as we worship without regard for ourselves, we do get something out of it: intimacy with the living God.

 

    

Pray

 

*    Pray for your ‘big issue’

*    Pray for your ‘three friends’

*    Pray for a new wave of revival.


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