I was asked to speak to the children this Sunday coming up on worship. As I was praying and listening to the Holy Spirit, here are some thoughts that I believe I will share with the children Sunday.
God created you…. You are special… He breathed His life into you…. God is love. And so that you can really love Him, he gave you free choice… You can choose how to live your life. You are free. But we all make mistakes. We often forget Him. But when we return to Him we find that His heart is wide open to receive us….back where we belong.
God is so great!! God is so Big! He fills the whole Universe and all of its dimensions! He is all Wisdom! He is all Love! He is Holy! There is no unrighteousness within Him! For those attributes alone, once understood, our response should be worship and adoration right straight from our Hearts! We need Him and we are lost and can do nothing good without Him.
He is all that is good and He has a great plan for your life. His plans are to prosper you and to give you hope and a future!
Worship is who you are in Christ and your daily living in Christ! Similar as to how it honors your Father and Mother when you express your love to them because they first loved you. And from that relationship you go on in obedience to make good grades and to become a loving, wise, productive child that prospers and makes a difference in the world around you.
There are things we do in response to our revelation of Him and to help us in our journey to know God. When we think about His goodness, His love, Mercy and His faithfulness, We express our thanksgiving to Him. Sometimes we thank Him in songs or dance. We celebrate His Joy in our hearts. We lift our hands and bless His Name with humble grateful hearts! The more we get to know God, the more we adore Him!
To Worship in Spirit and Truth is to become like Him. One with Him. Exemplifying His Life in this world. This brings honor to God and great purpose and fulfillment in our lives.
Jesus… God’s son….died for us so that we could be free from the decay of sin, and free from the Bondages of sin. In John 17 Jesus prayed that we might become one with Him as He is One with God The Father. This is true worship when His life, which is Spirit, fills our hearts and we become one with Him.
Therefore we are empowered to go out into this broken world with a heart of Love, compassion, wisdom and power in the likeness of Christ, one with God, bringing hope to the Earth which is found in Christ. This is true worship! And this is how we can bring Glory and Honor to His name through our lives! We were Created to Worship! What a glorious opportunity and Journey God has placed before us!
May we be found faithful by His Grace and power working through us! Blessed Be the Lord God!!!