May 12, 2016

Read John 4:23

Though she may be drawing or coloring during the sermon, she typically has an ear open to Pastor Charles' sermon. At other times she sings loudly, perhaps louder than most.  She sways, dare I say dances, to the rhythm of the hymns and praise songs. She claps - and reads the scripture - enthusiastically, just as Pastor Charles encourages. She welcomes everyone within a three pew radius. She has very little inhibition in worship - she sings, prays, gives, listens and responds. She's "all in." 

Wonder what would it look like for us to have the enthusiasm of a child for church? Would it resemble our reaction to a last second touchdown, three-pointer, out-at-first game-clincher? What about the pre-game pep rallies in the stands with 30-, 50-, or 100,000+ fans? You can't deny the electricity of school spirit. 

And you shouldn't deny - or grieve - the Holy Spirit.  He is far more powerful, much more personal than any other, and He's a gift to every believer from our good and gracious Heavenly Father.  Let's respond openly, freely, publicly to His work and moving in our lives. 

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.