No Flower of Scotland Friday post today….because this is what is on my heart just now…
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship”
Earlier this year, I started a new blog – Grace Note Showers – as I had a few people asking me to talk more about worship. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve failed on that front!
Worshipping God has been something that I became interested in when I started on Alpha Couse…way back in January 2002, and ended up being invited to sing in the church worship band (they didn’t realise I wasn’t a Christian yet).
I used to get really self conscious when people told me they liked to listen in to me singing if they were standing near me in church. There was a bit of a journey to getting me singing and leading worship. What did it mean to be a worship leader anyway?
So I studied it a lot.
Not just the music stuff, but what it meant to worship God individually, with others and with all our heart, mind, body and soul.
I’m still learning.
But recently I’ve been pondering a couple of things…
1. Worshipping God when it hurts
2. Worshipping God with all our lives
So once again, I’m asking for your feedback. I want to hear your stories, particularly on the second one.
I’d love to get some guest bloggers willing to chat about their journey in living out their faith wherever God has called them to be.
You see, we’re all disciples. We’re all missionaries.
Whether we’re pastors, working for Christian organisations, teachers, doctors, community education workers, secretaries, outdoor education instructors, stay-at-home parents, architects, surveyors, filmmakers, shop assistants, regular hospital patients, accountants or IT consultants…
I really believe God is in all that stuff. Do you believe it too?
Are we open to the opportunities it can bring?
And what challenges does it bring, and how can we as your brothers and sisters support you and pray for you?