“Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvellous mercies? To surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.” Romans 12:1 (TPT)
When does worship begin and when does worship end for you? Is worship bound to the first 30 minutes of congregation worship in a Sunday service? Sadly, the honest truth is 30 minutes on a Sunday is the only time most Christians today worship God - we only worship God when someone tells us to.
Worship is more than music, it's a lifestyle. Our everyday life should be pleasing and acceptable to God. God desires to hear our praise and worship daily in fellowship during the mundane routine of everyday life. During this time of prayer and fasting, be intentional about praying that God will break any yokes or chains holding your worship captive. This is the foundation, the basic level all Christians start at. This year, let's go to the next level and stretch our worship so that it extends through every season- the good, the bad and the ugly. Go above and beyond, worship with everything and in every season this year! Become a living example of Romans 12:1 so that your entire life becomes a genuine expression of consistent worship to God.
When we actively fill our worship cup during the week, we experience the presence of God in our homes - what do you think happens when we come together on a Sunday ?….the overflow! There is power in the overflow! When we all come full of worship topping up daily in the week because every moment of our lives has been an opportunity to worship God, come Sunday we encounter His glory! Remember the overflow of Paul and Silas’ worship? They lifted their voices to worship God in Acts 16 and chains were broken, prisoners set free and salvation made available to even the jailor and his household.
Stretch your worship during this fast, fill your worship cup daily, do not let a day pass without making the choice to worship God. A life overflowing with worship for God, produces a heart ready to be His hands and feet and serve, minister and love unconditionally no matter what.
Further Study: 1 Chronicles 16:23-31, John 4:23-24, Psalm 100, Acts 16, Psalm 22:3, 1 Samuel 16:23
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