Three tips for personal Worship

Listen for the song. Take a few moments of quiet time and see if God brings the words of a spiritual song to your heart.  Listen to it, play it in your mind.  Cultivate “hearing” the songs of Jesus on a regular basis.  We as Christians are uniquely fitted to sing the song of redemption.

Use a spoon not a shovel. It’s time to preach to yourself.  Don’t read the Bible in preparation for a “talk”, don’t read it thinking about how you might use the word to help others, don’t read the Bible as just good literature; but read it to preach and teach for an audience of one, you. Don’t mince any words, look at the full counsel of God it will be a life saver for you.

Read/hear the Bible out loud. The word of God is powerful.  We need to do great sweeping surveys of it.  Try reading chapters of the Word out loud to yourself.  Get a copy of the Bible in audio format and listen to it.  Listen to it in your car, listen to it while you are exercising, listen to it while you are doing chores,  let the Bible, heard aloud, transform the core of your being.  Let it be a purifying agent that sanctifies your thoughts, an exhilarating high that quickens your imagination, a savory salt that brings new life to your soul and/or a fomenting yeast that transforms your  subconscious mind.

About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on November 11, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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