Saturday, 22 May 2010
An integral part of the Church--and indeed being part of the Body of Christ--is communal worship. Whether this is uniting with a whole congregation in passionate singing of heartfelt songs by artists like Hillsong or David Crowder Band, or it's also using traditional liturgy to unite with all believers of all times and places; communal worship can be a beautiful time of connecting with our Creator and our brothers and sisters in Christ.
But how often do you worship by yourself?
This could be busting out a guitar and playing your heart out for an audience of One. It could be going for a walk and wallowing in the indescribible beauty of God's handiwork. It could be just curling up in a ball and pouring out of your soul a prayer of adoration. The possibilities are really endless because the Bible doesn't really give us any set way that worship should or shouldn't be done except that it must be out of a passion for bringing God Glory:
Psalm 150 (NIV)
Praise the LORD.How often do you worship alone? How you like to do it? What stories do you have to share about your experiences with worshipping alone?
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.