Praise And Worship
In Christ’s Body The Church, praise and worship, together with prayer, should be uppermost in everything we do.
‘But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40 vs. 31 (King James version)
Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6 vs. 33 (KJV)
Church leaders and church members are often ‘doers’, but unless the activities are a product of being in the presence of God, and hearing His voice, the results are often frustrating, exhausting and do not lead to either sustaining the church, or seeing it grow.
When we see a need, we are often too hasty to meet that need rather than determining God’s will and purpose through coming into His presence in praise and worship.
The last thing satan wants to hear is God’s people worshipping Jesus Christ, acclaiming all He has done, is doing and will do in the future.
May our praise and worship be creative. Worship is not exclusive to church meetings; it is a lifestyle and can be expressed in so many different ways:
Music and song - using any available instruments, and writing songs and music that are simple, memorable, affirm the word of God, and have the presence of the Holy Spirit about them when they are sung and performed.
Dance + other expressions of worship, which use our bodies, such as lifting hands.
Art and Craft – using the gifts and talents of artwork and craftwork to visually express praise and worship to Jesus Christ.
No doubt you can add other activities which particularly inspire praise and worship.
‘Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5 vs. 19 and 20