The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men. – Isaiah 29:13
Welcome to the week of focus on the discipline of Worship. When we started our 40 Days of Discipline journey over two weeks ago, one of the things that was pointed out was that we want to rescue insights from the jaws of familiarity. Worship is certainly an area where there is possibly a lot of familiarity. Over the next 6 days we will consider some thoughts but for the most part you will be actively participating. I trust you will be able to fully participate.
There is so much rich information on Worship on the 40 Days of Discipline website that I encourage you again to read it carefully. Today let me highlight just two points:
- Worship is a lifestyle (it is not something we do on Sunday mornings or as directed by a worship leader).
- God actively seeks believers to worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23). Don’t you want to be a part of this group that God is seeking?
As I mentioned above, this week will be about participation. To participate you will need to write or type. You will also want to keep what you write or type because each day will build on each other. Here is today’s activity:
Please write down all the attributes of God that you believe make him worthy of worship. Please avoid just repeating what you have heard from others or just using popular phrases used in church settings. Prayerfully think about attributes that you are genuinely in awe of and write/type them.
P.S. Since songs are so much a part of worship, do you have a favorite worship song that you would like to share? Mention the title in the comments section and also share your thoughts on today’s activity.
Here is a song to sing/hum/whistle: “I’m coming back to the heart of worship.”