Thursday, January 24, 2013

Worship

It sure has been a while since I sat down to write.  It's not that there wasn't inspiration, I think it's that there just weren't words to put together.  The last few weeks I have been searching in my soul and researching Worship.  Not just the word but the spritual connection that Worship brings.  I wanted to share some thoughts with you as I am diving with complete abandon into this topic.  Worship is defined as a feeling or expression of reverance and adoration towards God.  When I read that I thought about all of the things that create adoration for God in my life.  Which astonded me because in my mind I have always thought the way I worshiped God was through song.  More on that later.  So, when I went through the list of the things I could think of in just a few minutes that cause me to be in adoration of God here are the first things that came to mind:
My children, sunset/sunrise, a beautiful landscape, a song and God's clear provision.
Then I turned to this chapter in the Bible;

Romans 12:1-8 says:

Romans 12

New International Version (NIV)

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully

As I take these words from Romans and fuse it with what I now know about Worship based on it's definition and the things that cause me to ADORE my God;  I have changed my perspective on my forms of Worship.  Because guess what my friends, worship happens all day long.  Not just during the singing time at church.  There are times throughout your day that you have an opportunity to stop and adore your God.  I am not just a person who worships through music, though that is a very emotional worship experience for me,  I worship through so much more. 

I want to leave you with a challenge for the rest of your week.  As you step out of your bed focus on adoring God throughout your day.  When you see the sunrise, stop and worship Him for the beauty that He is showing you.  When you look at your sleeping child, stop and adore God for his amazing creation.  As you drive to work and see the rolling hills around you, think of God creating that for his glory and praise His name.  And as you serve in your church and your community, worship Him for the spiritual gifts He has given you.  I will continue to seak His face and worship and adore Him for ALL of His provision through His great creation that lives not only in my heart but in yours as well.

Sweet sisters, if you see these beautiful things around you but do not know this great creator.  Now is the time to stop and meet your King.  To lay down your chains and walk freely with Him.  I urge you to do so today, to seak His will for your life and follow hard after Him.  He is there in your life already, you need only acknowledge your past and choose the future in His Glory! 

Until next time remember that you are Beautifully and WONDERFULLY Made, by a God who also ADORES you!

Much Love,
Chrystan




 

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