Saturday, March 27, 2010

Call to Worship

My pastor friend Jeff (not Moose Jeff) recently was explaining to me his view of the "Call to Worship" in our church service. Perhaps your church has a call to worship--or, perhaps, a more informal reading of Scripture near the beginning of the service.

The idea behind the traditional "Call to Worship" is that we be reminded that God Himself calls us to worship; we are responding to Him. He initiates, we respond.

So I was thinking this morning, as I was not feeling all that devotional during my devotional time, that perhaps I could a daily call to worship. Something to rouse me from my spiritual malaise that sometimes settles over me. Perhaps a friend could call me at about 6am each morning and loudly proclaim one of the following passages...or maybe I could just read them myself and remember that it's the voice of God in Scripture telling me to...

"Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4)

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!" (Psalm 150:6)

"Remember, repent, and do the first works again." (Revelation 2:5)

Just a thought. Okay, time to worship and pray.

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