[This is the beginning of the 5-Day Worship Challenge! I am excited about this! At the beginning of each month I will invite you to join me in a worship venture for 5 days that week. (Preferably 5 days in a row, if possible.) My desire is to help us all engage in daily times of personal worship, and to help us discover tools that might encourage or even ignite that time. God created us all uniquely, so we will have different responses to these challenges. But I hope they inspire growth and passion in our walks with God and in our personal worship lives. I also hope that as you engage you will share with us here how your challenge went. Let’s encourage one another in this. I’m excited about the possibilities! Let’s do it!]
Make a list of areas of your life where you need or desire to experience God more. Identify the names or characteristics of God that correspond to those needs (refer to the Names, Titles, and Descriptions of God page found under W&W Tools), and spend 15 minutes (or longer if time allows) everyday praying, seeking, reflecting, and writing out your prayers of worship focusing those aspects of God.
For example, if I were feeling weary and worn down from circumstances of life, I might focus on seeking and worshiping God, my shade from the heat, my source of strength, my help, and the Lord who is there (Jehovah Shammah). (That list could be much, much longer!) My suggestion is to first come up with the life areas where you need to experience God’s hand or perspective, and then look at the list of His names and descriptions to see which ones jump out at you in response. Focus on those for 5 days. Expect opposition, but don’t let it stop you. Let me know if you’re “in” so I can be praying for you. And then come back at the end of the week to leave a comment about the results of your challenge. (You don’t have to share private details.) May God reveal Himself to you in new ways this week!
“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God” (Psalm 43:3-4).
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