Day 11: Worship Beyond the Walls of the Church

This week we have been discussing worship. I hope that you guys have gained a better knowledge of worship and have been challenged by our articles to apply it to your life. In today’s article, I want to leave you with a final thought on worship: it is not just something that happens only in church.

When you think of worship, it is more than likely that you think of the praise and worship session that occurs on a Sunday morning before the message. Admittedly, this is a vital part of worship, but as we’ve discussed this week, worship is so much more than that. Worship is something that should happen on a daily basis. This is a huge challenge to me and for a long time I didn’t understand how to put it into practice in my daily life, so I want to give you an example.

Until recently, I thought that spending time with God was something I did every morning or night and that was the end of it. I would open my Bible, read a passage of Scripture, take something away from it, pray, and move on. But then I realized that it is so much more than that. Spending time with God is not something that should only happen once a week (or even once a day, for that matter), but instead is an ongoing conversation that happens continuously throughout the entirety of each and every single day.

What do I mean by an ongoing conversation? Prayer. Every time we pray, we are having a conversation with God. I don’t know about you, but I tell God anything and everything that is on my mind. Although I will admit that I don’t go to Him as often as I should, when I make it a priority to talk to God consistently throughout my day, I am amazed. I mean, think about it. What an incredible act of worship it is to acknowledge what God means to us by making conversation with him a priority. In talking to Him about what is on our mind, we are showing Him that He means enough to us for us to go to Him and seek his wisdom and comfort.

Apply it!

Talk to God today about anything and everything on your mind that is on your mind today. Understand that your prayers do not have to be perfectly thought out prayers, but instead, act like you are having a conversation with a friend. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: make prayer a priority.

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