Living Free - July 8, 2013


Keep Your Fire

Today's Scripture

"For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him." - Colossians 1:16 NLT

Thoughts for Today

As Christians, our ultimate ministry is to worship and adore God. Down through the centuries, this has been "the heart of our call."

In a culture where results are praised and achievement is prized, we must once again discover that man's chief end cannot be measured by worldly standards. But how do we keep worship as our highest priority? 

Most of us are busier than we might want. Distractions abound. Career. Family. Church commitments. Countless demands on our time. Disturbing news reports from around the world—daily. Amid all these distractions, how do we keep the passion for God's presence from waning?

This week we will look at several ways to help you keep your fire for worship.

Consider this ...

Worship reflects the image of God in us. God created us in his image. We have the ability to love, to thank, to adore. We were designed to worship.

We came from the womb prewired for worship. We are internally equipped for connectivity with God. 

In worship, we discover the mystery of our own being . . .

Prayer

Father, I know I have been distracted by many things. My focus on you has been scattered at best. Please forgive me. Help me to regain the passion of worship. In Jesus' name . . .

These thoughts were drawn from ...

A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.

 

 

PO Box 22127 ~ Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 ~ 423-899-4770
© Living Free 2007. Living Free is a registered trademark. Living Free Every Day devotionals may be reproduced for personal use. When reproduced to share with others, please acknowledge the source as Living Free, Chattanooga, TN. Must have written permission to use in any format to be sold. Permission may be requested by sending e-mail to
[email protected].

  • Editors' Picks

    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
    Why the Church Must Start Talking about Domestic Violence
  • Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
    Don't Think of Church as Your Own Spiritual Power Bar
  • So You Think Theology Is Impractical?
    So You Think Theology Is Impractical?