Thursday, 30 October 2014

I Love Worship - Things I Love #30


I did a weekly Sunday series from January to June this year where I considered  Why we worship and really enjoyed looking at the attributes of God through that Series.


Today I'm thinking about Why I personally love worship for Day 30 in my 31 Day Blogging Challenge called   Things I Love.

Fred and I are involved in leading the worship in our church which means we lead the corporate singing of our praise and worship to God.

Some people see this as all that worship consists of but we  also need to remember that

Worship is an act of devotion towards God

So when I look at it like that then it is obvious that as a Christian I should automatically love worship.


If we consider our purpose on earth  as mentioned in Why We Worship 1  (nothing to do with all the Purpose books I see around me - but simply what the reason we are alive is) then we see that


Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever


But because we are human and imperfect, I know that we are not immediately drawn in to worship and it may feel completely alien to some of us.


One of the reasons I love worship is basically because I love singing and we find it easier to worship God in a song, don't we - someone else has done the hard work of writing the words and arranging the music and we just have to read the words listen to the tune and sing along.


But can't we do other things that are very easy 


We can use the Bible as a great means of Worship.

Reading and memorizing God's Word is a great and easy way to worship God.
Either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.


Reading some verses in worship to God
Here we are reading out His Word which is powerful and in doing so we are agreeing with what God has said.




Reading out Bible Verses that are simply words of Worship
Here we are reading what others have said in worship and we are in agreement with them.





Reading out Bible Verses about God's Love
Here we are reading and concentrating on the Love of God.





Reading out Bible Verses about God's Mercy
Here we are reading and concentrating on the Mercy of God.





Reading out Bible Verses about the nature and attributes of God
Here we are reading and concentrating on the very essence of God




Reading out Bible Verses about Jesus
Here we are reading verses about our Saviour and basking in all that He has done for us.




Reading out Bible Verses declaring our intention to Worship God
Here we are reading verses which are telling God that we will Bless Him, Praise Him. Obey Him and His Word.




Reading out Bible Verses encouraging ourselves and others to worship God
Here we are reading bible verses written by the apostles other followers of God to encourage us all to worship







We can use Prayer as a great means of Worship.

Talking to God in Prayer is a great and easy way to worship Him.
Again either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.



Praising God in Prayer
We are talking to God in acknowledgement of His Greatness.






Thanking God in Prayer
We are talking to God about the wonderful things He has done for us



and how He has answered our petitions.



We can use Our Thoughts as a great means of Worship.

Thinking about God Regularly is a great and easy way to worship Him.










and let's not leave out what we started with

We can use Song as a great means of Worship.

Singing to God is a great and easy way to worship Him.
Again either on our own in our quiet times or in church among others.

Singing all those wonderful hymns that have been written throughout the ages and all the more recent songs and choruses mean we are praising and worshiping God.
Also at the same time we are learning and memorizing His Word which is so often contained in the verses of the hymns and learning doctrine.



Then we should Progress to other Forms of Worship we may not find so Easy to start with. 



We can Obey the Word of God.


We can Tell others about His Love and Work in our Lives.


We can Write our own Praises and Speak our own Praises.


We can Write our own Songs and Sing our own Songs.


We can Wait in the Presence of God and receive new Words and Songs from Him.


O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.    
 Psalm 96:1


O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things:    
Psalm 98:1


Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, 
and the inhabitants thereof.   
 Isaiah 42:10




Thanks for joining me for this challenge & please drop by other days for the others in this Challenge.  If you would like to see a list & links to all of the 31 days just click here on Things I Love 

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9 comments:

  1. I always find that I worship when I am in the car either with song or listening to christian talk radio! I don't think there is a right or wrong way to praise God. You covered some great ones!!

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    1. Hi there Jen, In the car and everywhere else we can praise His Name, Amen

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  2. My husband is a worship leader so I know what you mean about that being the first thing that comes to mind, but there are so many ways to express worship to our savior.

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  3. I'm neither a singer nor a musician, and I used to struggle that I could not "worship" like those with these gifts. It's taken me a while to understand that I can still worship with my gift - and not feel unworthy to worhsip.

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  4. As we sing unto the Lord allowing our own words to flow like a river - - it will become a new song perhaps similar to the scriptures, but from our heart. Thank you for sharing your inspirational post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

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  5. Our worship should flow from a grateful and loving heart and not worry if we are on key or just making a loud and joyful noise! Thanks for sharing at "Tell me a Story.'

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  6. I'm a worshiper. That's all that counts on our present-day world and can hardly wait to be in Heaven and see Him and Them and worship, face-to-face. Thanks.

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  7. Sandra, wonderful reflection on worship. I love that you caused me to stop & think about how I will worship Him today. As the sun is coming up & the rays are shining through the bare tree branches in the woods, I realized this morning I worshiping Him in the recognizing the beauty & majesty of all He has created. So grateful we can worship in varied ways as each speaks so significantly & deeply into my spirit. Blessings!

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  8. Worship is devotion to God and a way to praise Him for His blessings. Thank you for this reflection on worship and thank you for linking to The Weekend Brew.

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