Worship is an amazing, powerful and exciting gift of God with astounding potential for all who learn to be whole hearted in pursuing God.
In light of that, I would like to plan a theme for worship each month of this year to help us draw closer to God both corporately and privately. For those who will participate it will be very helpful for spiritual growth.
For January I have chosen the theme of "Awakening"
The biblical meaning of "awake" is to be attentive, focused, involved, passionate. It means to be alert and sharp against the devil's schemes. It means to be loving God with all my being and walking in the Spirit.
Some thoughts on this from Ephesians 5:14-21.
"The light makes everything visible. This is why it is said: WAKE UP O sleeper and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Be careful then how you live; not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil...be filled with the Spirit. ...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. Submit to one another out of reverence to Christ."
Quote by Benjamin Sealey "Worship is not actually the goal. It is the process by which we achieve the goal. THE GOAL IS TO ENCOUNTER GOD AND BE CLOSE TO HIM."
We will have a few minutes of quiet time and reflection once or twice a month before the last worship song. It might be helpful to have a journal with you to write down your thoughts and prayers.