5-Day Worship Challenge #11!

By on March 2, 2015

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It’s time for a new 5-Day Worship Challenge!

This past year I’ve been extremely inspired and motivated by Beth Moore’s book, Believing God. (I highly encourage everyone to buy and read it!) In her book, Beth shares “a five-statement pledge of faith that encompasses virtually everything we’re challenged to believe.” Those five statements are:

God is who He says He is.
God can do what He says He can do.
I am who God says I am.
I can do all things through Christ.
God’s Word is alive and active in me.

For this worship challenge, let’s take these 5 statements and use them to inspire our worship! Take each statement and dig into it. Invite the Holy Spirit to speak into your soul what each of these really says about God and your relationship with Him. And then respond to all He reveals to you in worship!

There are so many verses that we could use for each of these statements! But here are few to get you started. Meditate on these and others you find in preparation for your worship:

God is who He says He is.“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’ (Exodus 3:14). Also Psalm 100:3a. (Also consider using the list of the names of God for this one!)

God can do what He says He can do.“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27). Also Hebrews 11:1 and 1 Peter 1:21.

I am who God says I am. – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us” (Ephesians 1:3-8).  Also Romans 8:29-31.

I can do all things through Christ. – “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Also Joshua 1:7 and 2 Corinthians 12:9.

God’s Word is alive and active in me. “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Also Romans 10:17 and 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

I’m really looking forward to this challenge. I think I’ll focus on just one of these statements each of the five days, so I can give each of them the attention I want – without feeling the rush to move on. Think through how you feel your worship could best benefit from the exercise.

Let me know how it goes! Have a great worship week!

 

NOTE: While you’re at it, why not encourage your small group or Bible study to take this challenge with you! Share the impact of the challenge with one another.

Checkout the other 5-Day Worship Challenges!

 

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  1. Naomi
    March 26, 2015

    Wow!! Pamela, you nailed it…again!! Just read the blog about the atheist churches and it directed me back here to leave a comment.
    You are spot on! We are to be different, and set apart from “the world”. I pray that as Christians, our churches would reflect the bride and groom picture you referred to. Sadly, many do not! This was very convicting…thank you!!!

    • Pamela Haddix
      March 26, 2015

      Thanks, Naomi, you’re so right. Like you said, we all need to be actively praying that we’re truly reflecting Him in our churches – and not our unattractive apathy. Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Pamela Haddix
      March 26, 2015

      Oh, I see what you mean. I didn’t catch the bad link until it went out in the emails. Sorry about that! The right link is http://pamelahaddix.com/2015/03/25/different-enough-atheist-churches/ . (If anyone else comes here. 🙂 )

      If that happens again, you can do 2 things: click the “HOME” button and you’ll find the newest post there and a link to comment, OR search the title. Thanks, Naomi!

  2. rustyreks
    September 22, 2015

    Pamela i loved what you wrote. the church needs to hear your message, especially mentioning the importance of the word and the enemy the devil. its something of late the Lord has shown me about our purpose in worship is to drive out the devil as the presence of God falls on people. Worship is not about pleasing people even ourselves. as you mentioned it is thanking God for what he has done through his son and giving him all the glory. The church has been backed into a corner. i believe more than ever we need real worshippers to turn the battle around. we need to attack the devil, for the gates of hell shall not prevail against The church of Christ. my understanding is that we can run into hell and rescue people for in Christ we are more than conquerers. The devil is not a threat to those who abide in Christ who walk according to the spirit and walk by faith in the power of God. We just need to know who we are in Christ.

    • Pamela Haddix
      September 22, 2015

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Rusty. Your comment wasn’t related to this page, so it helped me find a bad link. Sorry about that! (For anyone reading this, he is commenting on 14 Lies That Will Sabotage Your Worship Life at http://pamelahaddix.com/2015/08/16/14-lies-that-will-sabotage-your-worship-life/ .)

      You’re right, worship is a huge spiritual battle. And being aware of that is a huge step toward defeating it and placing our focus solely on our God in worship – where it needs to be.

      (I’m not sure that we can “run into hell and rescue people”, unless you’re talking figuratively here on earth.)

      Thanks for reading!