“Reaching Up to Christ through Transforming Worship”
The Bible tells us, “Look to the LORD and His strength; seek His face always” (1 Chronicles 16:11). As Christians, we know that the all-powerful God of the universe loves us and wants to talk with us.
Worship services are when we join together as a community in a relationship with our God. Our relationship grow deeper each Sunday in our worship services:
- through our songs of praise and adoration
- through our prayers of confession and submission
- through our devotion in prayer and giving
- through listening to Him speak to us by His Word
- through receiving His blessing
Read more under these headings below:
- Admit You Can’t Do Everything On Your Own
- Submit to God
- Live in the Reality of God’s Love
- Make the Bible the Centre
- Refuse to Leave God Alone
- Base Your Faith in God’s Sovereignty
Admit You Can’t Do Everything On Your Own
A relationship with God is the best relationship you can have. We can’t do everything on our own, so admitting this will not only show a sense of humility in your life, but will also show God that you have faith in His strength and His promises. The closer you walk with God, the less room there is for anything to come between you.
Submit to God
We want power in our prayers and we want to see results. We have dreams and desires we want to see fulfilled. However, at times our prayers may feel like they’re bouncing off the ceiling or going unanswered. It’s important to remember in these moments that God sometimes delays the breakthrough so He can prepare us to steward the gift or opportunity He’s about to entrust to us. Sometimes, He makes us wait because He’s making us ready. But other times, we’re our own hindrance for our unanswered prayers. Our choices are often the biggest roadblocks. When we submit to God, we not only hear what God is saying to us, but we also discover who God wants us to be.
Live in the Reality of God’s Love
The Bible tells us, “God is love and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them” (John 4:16). God is not in the least bit surprised or taken off guard by the storms you are facing today; His love is bigger than anything you’re going through. To be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God, and to be filled with the all-surpassing love of Christ is to be transformed from the inside out. It’s to dare to come boldly into God’s great presence and ask Him for the impossible, unachievable and inconceivable.
Make the Bible the Centre
The Bible tells us, “Every word of God is pure He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him” (Proverbs 30:5). Commit right now to make your Bible the center of your life. Make the declaration that no matter what you’re facing right now, you can turn to Scripture and discover that God is writing a bigger story with your life, and your circumstances will not have the last say.
Refuse to Leave God Alone
God wants to be with you and spend time with you. Be so committed that the habit of communicating with God takes a permanent hold on your life. Talk to the Lord about your desire to be with Him. By verbalizing your commitment, you remind yourself to have a fruitful walk with God. Find devoted time to be in fellowship with Him. Miraculous things will begin to happen when we refuse to leave God alone.
Base Your Faith in God’s Sovereignty
The Bible promises that “He who began a good work in You will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6). Because of this, we have to base our faith on God’s sovereignty – what He has done and is doing in our lives rather than on our feelings. Scripture also says, “If we are faithless, He will remain faithful, for He cannot disown himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). Even if your faith is fading, God remains faithful toward you. His commitment to you never changes. This also doesn’t mean that we should completely ignore our feelings. Sometimes our feelings are a pretty good indication of where we are spiritually.
God invites us to an intimate and profound dialogue with Him. When we communicate with Him, we can begin to experience movement in our lives and know His overwhelming joy, power and peace. Put these tips into practice and begin to be experience God’s presence as He strengthens your faith, encourages your heart and shifts your perspective.