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31 Days of Worship – A Devote Marketer

My husband is a worship leader.  I’ve led beside him for over three years.  Hearing and seeing a body of believers worship the Lord through songs, raised hands and closed eyes stirs my heart in the best of ways.
We love music.  We love to worship through music (and we love to be loud when we do).  But God doesn’t call us to worship Him in songs alone.  He calls us to worship with our lives, every little part.
When we worship, our goal is to bring pleasure to God.  And we can do this in many ways.  The Bible says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).”
Rick Warren writes, “Anthropologists have noted that worship is a universal urge, hard-wired by God into the very fiber of our being – an inbuilt need to connect with God.”  That is how we bring pleasure to God – by connecting with Him.  That is why He sent His son to die for us – so He could have a relationship with us, His children.
We connect to God through music, through lyrics to a song, through outstretched hands and focus on Him.  We also connect to God through prayer, having an open conversation with Him, including Him in every area of our lives.
I remember, as a teenage girl, being picked up from school by my mom.  She would ask how my day was and I would answer shortly, “It was good.”  Most days this wasn’t good enough for her.  Of course, at the time, I thought surely it should be.  She would explain to me that she just wants to be a part of what’s going on in my life.
That is how I believe our Heavenly Father feels too.  Although He holds my life in His hands (Acts 17:28), He knows the number of hairs on my head (Luke 12:7), and He wrote the days of my life before I was born (Psalm 139:16), He longs for a relationship with me.  For us to be in communion, in intimate communication.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you…
James 4:8

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