Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Worship

We've been talking alot about how worship is an attitude rather than an action or a song.

The weekend away included a seminar on Worship given by a lady from the London School of Theology. She was very good, however, this is something ou can listen to time and time again and not actually apply it to your life.

Do you know what I mean?

I know its a fundamental thing that you learn slowly over the course of your life with God.

I've come back again to "Karen, Karen, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42. Which occured to me in November, I think that God can do this. Bringing you back to the place you need to be in.

God knows where I'm going next year, and I know that where ever I go my outside appearance will be very important for the first few weeks. I also need to learn about what trips off my tongue.

I used a very harsh word to describe some one I love the other day. I now feel really bad that I did that without thinking. I said sorry to God and I have to say sorry to the person as well.

God has also brought me back to the way I talk about my youth group when I'm angry with them. They don't respect us some days and apparently that gives the leaders the right to not care.

I know I can tell my peers to be quiet in a way where they will be quiet pretty quickly, but when it comes to 14 year olds they just fight back. God reminded me that its all about giving Love even when you aren't receiving any.

We have to be actively involved in changing for God. If I try and do it in my own strength and in a new place, surely I'm more likely to fail?

Why not now, in the place where I've lived for 3 years? Its one of those doh! moments!

Also the lady from LST said something about 'Jesus is my boyfriend' songs, made me laugh but on the serious side, I think song writers and singers need to evaluate their view of Jesus and how they love Him.

As always I'm interested in your comments...

2 comments:

john cowart said...

Your posting really struck a cord with me, especially when you speak of apologizing to your friend.

The thing about our faith is that we have to live it before we can teach it!

Sometimes that's a drag.

On my site this month I wrote a religious humor piece about a cat fight; but before I could write it, I had to go to a friend who held a petty grudge against me.

That hurt. I hated to do it. But in the end, I'm glad I did.

And, yes, songwriters aren't the only ones, we all need a higher, more realistic, view of Jesus

gill said...

reading the thing about tgis. just wanted to say im praying for the girls in tgis. praying they meet with God and come to love him. praying they give you leaders the respect u deserve. praying they dont look at u like teachers but look at you like friends.

also look at hannahs blog, shes got the pictures of her dress!!! xxx