As children of God, it is important to consistently set aside time to remember what God has done, to thank Him for it, and to put Him on display as we give Him the glory, In all circumstances, we are called to practice God-centered worship.Daily Reflectionsgroup discussion guideDaily Reflections
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“Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” (NLT) - Psalm 103:1-2
Welcome to Session 8! Worship is this week’s Rhythm!
Here’s our summary: Both in our personal lives and as a church family we intentionally praise God as our King, expressing our gratefulness for all He has done and giving Him all glory as we worship and celebrate all that He is.
Emily Hamilton, Friends’ Associate Worship Pastor, reminds us that worship is much more than music. We can worship and exalt God ANYWHERE through our everyday lives:
Worship is so much more than music. Worship is the act of confessing that God is worthy of everything. It's when we choose to exalt Him and give Him glory rather than ourselves or another earthly thing. And that can happen ANYWHERE. Worship happens through the conversations we have. Worship happens through the talents we use. Worship happens through the ways we use our finances. There is always an opportunity to worship and adore God. So, when we understand worship through this lens, our musical worship gets to act as a representation of our everyday lives. For example, when we sing, “You have done great things,” our minds can be drawn to all the ways God has done great things in our lives and our worship becomes a response. Our worship through music should always be an intersection between praising God in that specific moment and then for all the moments that have been and are still to come.
This week as we wrap-up Life in Rhythm, life groups will have an opportunity to participate together in a Worship Experience. Our Friends Worship team is offering various worship gatherings on-campus as well as a guided worship experience on video for groups in homes. Whether meeting on-campus or in homes, life groups will sing together, interact with biblical teaching on worship, share in communion, and then reflect back on how God moved in the Worship Experience and over the Life in Rhythm series.
You’ll also note that each Daily Reflection features a song from Friends Worship that will focus your heart and mind as you prepare to engage with God’s Spirit.
As Emily reminded us, whenever we declare the great things that God’s done in our lives, we’re expressing our heartfelt worship and praise to Him. If you would like to share a story of how you’ve sensed God speaking into your life or your group through the Life in Rhythm series, we invite you to share that by clicking the button below.
It might be something that happened during one of your group Experiences: PRAY, Repentance, Serve or Worship. Maybe it was hearing God’s voice in a Daily Reflection or while REAPing through Scripture. Or taking new steps of obedience to become more like Jesus. Or receiving needed encouragement from someone in your life group.
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