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This is a short extract from the book by Paul Baloche. Yet worship is much more than 20 mins of singing at a church service. What I try to model for my family and my church is that worship has more to do with relationship than it does with music. It is impossible to worship a living God sacrificing our bodies, emotions, minds and hearts and not have it affect all our relationships. I have little patience for ungratefulness. I remind my family daily how blessed and fortunate we are. Psalm 103:2 says it best:.
”Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not all His benefits.”
Remembering God’s blessings is the key to a worshipping heart – A heart that desire to live a life of worship through singing, serving, loving and obeying.
We can decide to do these things and let the overflow affect others.
Our example will remind those around us that there is a God worth knowing and that we were created for His pleasure and purposes.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Prov 1:7)
TEACH ME TO WORSHIP A dear sister, who was seeking the Lord, was very conscious of her inability to pray with words fitting of her Creator. And so she prayed, 'Lord, teach me to worship You acceptably.'Much to her joy, the Lord replied and said:–
When you accept whatever situation you are in without murmuring, you are worshipping Me.
When you can rejoice in Me in the midst of your infirmities, you are worshipping Me.
When I have brought pressures to bear upon you to bring out the gold of My nature and you bear them patiently – blaming not Me, nor another person, nor yourself, then you are truly worshipping Me.
When you can 'forgive yourself' for your weaknesses and failures and cease expecting your human nature to bring forth perfection, you are worshipping Me.
When you have come to the place of recognizing and acknowledging that 'of myself I can do nothing,' then you are worshipping Me.
When you look upon My creation and the beauty of it and magnify Me, then am I worshipped.
When you hear My word within you saying, 'This is the way – walk in it,' and you obey My Word with rejoicing, then I am worshipped.
When you look with compassion upon one who is afflicted, tossed, and broken, then am I worshipped.
When you recognise My Body and honor your brothers, this is true worship unto Me.
When your lips are silent because of your pain, and you lift your heart to Me, I feel your worship.
Ø When you say, 'I cannot – please help me!' then am I worshipped.
"You are the light of the world.
let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
God's beloved child
18th November 1985
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Get my degree by 30yr old
Rise up to be connect group leader again