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Day Five – Transformed in Worship

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Ephesians 5

18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Reflection:

As the people of God, we have the power through Christ to turn away from the patterns and strongholds of this world which only lead to a wasted life.  We have been invited to live according to a completely new rhythm motivated and led by the Holy Spirit living inside of us.  This new pattern of living calls us to relate to and encourage one another in worship, thankfulness, and love.  As we worship the Lord and live in thanksgiving, we remind one another of God’s truth and we build one another up in love by the power of the Holy Spirit.  Our lives are open before God and before one another, allowing the presence of Christ to continually empower and shape us together.  God is already forming in us new grooves of living and relating to one another in His love.

Response:

What an exciting privilege and ability we have to worship the Lord together as the body of Christ!  Unlike with any other organization or interaction in this world, we have the amazing blessing of relating to one another in real love and truthfulness as we are filled with the Spirit during times of worship.  Let’s pray for our churches today - asking God for His presence to increase in greater measure during our times of meeting and worship together.  Pray that during these times, we would grow closer together as a community of believers as we draw nearer to God.  As we eagerly strive to love and serve the Lord in so many different places and ways, may God’s presence knit our hearts together even more.

Day Four - Clothed with Christ

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Day Three - No Longer Strangers

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Day Two - Real Relationships

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Day One - A New Model

Monday, May 30th, 2011