Way #23  Worship With Your Whole Heart

 

WORSHIP WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART. Your life is meant to be an act of worship.  Every breath, action, and thought flows from God and can bring him glory. Praise God everywhere and embrace the opportunities to regularly worship with your church family. 

a And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. (Mark 12: 30)
 
b And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. (Romans 12: 1, 2)
 
c Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! (Psalm 150: 6)
 
Ideas for Action: Every morning this week, recite the Jesus Creed: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12: 29-31)

--- Note : All scripture references are from the New Living Translation

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Monday:

2 Samuel 6:13-22
THINK: When the presence of God returns, the king dances like a fool. He does not care if he is humiliated in his own eyes or in the eyes of those around him. What would it be like to worship with that abandonment? Do not let discomfort or propriety keep you from worshiping with everything you have. Kneel, clap, dance, wear a linen ephod if you want, but ​Worship God with your Whole Heart.
​PRAY: for the confidence to worship with abandonment.   

Tuesday:

Isaiah 6:1-7 
THINK: When standing in the presence of God, Isaiah feels unclean and unworthy. Sometimes what keeps us from​ Worshipping God with our Whole Heart is that our whole heart does not belong to him. Here then is there a son to worship that though we are far from Him, God cleanses us anyway. Step towards Him in Worship and He will purify you.                                    
PRAY ​ : about places you have fallen short and ask that He take away your guilt.  

Wednesday:

Rev. 4:6-11
THINK: Even if you were to sit by yourself and sing a worship song, you never worship alone. We continually join the chorus of angels who are praising our  Lord. At the seat of the throne they cry out, “Holy, holy. Holy is the Lord God almighty who was,    and is and is to come.” When you choose to ​Worship with Your Whole Heart you choose to join an angelic chorus to praise our mighty Lord.
​PRAY: that God would give you a glimpse of the chorus.  

Thursday:

 Exodus 20:1-7
THINK: We begin the 10 commandments talking about what is due to our God. God is not just mighty. God is might. God is not just loving. God is love. God is Goodness itself. Do not for a second think that since God is a friend, He is not still God. Sometimes you feel like worshiping, sometimes you don’t,but that doesn’t change the fact that worship and praise is what our God is due.​
PRAY: God would help you​ Worship with Your Whole Heart ​ even when you don’t feel like it.   

Friday:

 John 4:19-26
THINK: Don’t you know that we live in the time when worship is not restricted to the temple or to the mountain. Yes, there is power when the Church gathers to worship, but there is power too when you hum to yourself, or you kneel in prayer, or you dance for his Glory. In all you do,​ Worship with Your Whole Heart because our God is too great to only worship Him once a week. ​
PRAY: that God would give you good opportunities to care for people.   

Saturday:

 Eph.3:16-21
THINK: Worship is responsive and reflexive. When someone tickles you, you laugh, when you look at the sun, you sneeze, and when you are confronted by the splendor of God, you​ Worship with Your Whole Heart. Have you thought through how wonderful God is recently? Sit with His character, His deeds, or just sit in his presence. If you do, you won’t be able to keep from worshiping.
​PRAY: that you could begin to grasp the glory of your Father.

 

--- Note : All scripture references are from the New Living Translation

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