Acts of service require that we get up from the table. Service begins with a willingness to stop what we may be doing in order to serve others. Uncomfortable, I think about all the things piled up waiting for my attention.
But large or small, the humility of service is the heart of a volunteer.This is the value and the truth that puts my Inner Wimp to rest, so I can enter boldly with the heart of one who serves the God Most High.
Learning to recognize God’s voice challenges us to fight the tension between the physical and the spiritual, between the auditory and the intuitive. Holy Spirit speaks in the holy space between God’s truth on the page and the thoughts of our heart, calming fears, guiding decisions, revealing answers, convicting sins, strengthening weakness, teaching truth, and stirring up desire to know Christ.
Learning to listen to a God that we cannot meet with face to face can be a confusing thing. Ever feel like there are marshmallows clogging your ears when it comes to hearing God? God’s heart is wide open for relationship, and learning to recognize His voice breaks through the barrier of our misunderstanding and skewed expectations. Begin to read the Bible as a conversation with the God who loves you more than you could ever understand.
This is one of the things that I love about worship–there is always more. So much more! We can never learn it all, do it all, or figure it all out. We can never come to the end of God and we will never come to the end of worship. Worship that pleases God is a holy awe, bathed in grace, and entered into by gratitude.
Attitude makes all the difference. Approach worship as a gift. If we truly realize the power and benefit of worship, we’d never stop! Today we continue on in our summary of Worship Tips. Writing day by day, I didn’t realize how many different tips we covered in the Worship Challenge until I put them all together.