I underwent some training with the Anglican church a couple of years ago. After several weeks I qualified as a Local Worship Leader (LWL). I was excited, new worlds would open before me and yet the new world wasn’t that exciting. This step I was taking was to adopt the practices of the Anglican church and use their book of common worship. I discovered that I had some objections to using this book.
- I was made by God and had been given a personality, gifts, talents, character, identity and a temperament. I discovered that I was a round peg being forced into a square hole
- I discovered an objection to the word, “worship”. My objection is that we were made to live in constant worship of God. My every action can be done as worship. Worship is not a single service on a Sunday. I discovered that I wanted to be called “Local Service Leader”.
- As a local service leader, I discovered that I didn’t care much for the liturgy that I was being asked to read. Even that word liturgy I was to discover meant so much more (visit the link)
- I used The Message Bible and was told I was wrong. It was not the Word of God and as such could not be used in a worship service
This blog is a collection of prayers, activities, inspiration, questions and daily Bible studies that are a resource and a hope. I hope to encourage those of us in leadership to rediscover what it means to worship God, in our daily lives but also in our Sunday services.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12 v 1-2 The Message