Friday, April 17, 2009

The Essence of Worship

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.” John 4:23

The Lord is calling us to live a lifestyle of worship. As our lungs breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, so we are to receive the love and life of God and express our adoration to Him in a way that is as natural as breathing. The Holy Spirit desires to build within us an attitude of prayer.

Brother Lawrence, a 15th century monk, named this endeavor “Practicing the Presence of God”. He learned to approach his work of cooking in the monastery with an attitude of prayer and fervent thankfulness. It became his lifelong ambition to develop and maintain a lifestyle of intimacy with God.

We may feel that such an experience lies beyond our reach, but the Lord will encourage and enable us to grow in our devotion to Him. With his help, we can draw closer and closer to the One who loves us infinitely.

Dear Lord,

You are so worthy. I desire to develop a lifestyle of worshiping You. Help me to fellowship with you throughout my day - today and every day. Teach me to honor You in the moment. I choose to be a worshiper of You. In your name I pray. Amen.

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