Tuesday, October 31, 2023

A Disciple Worships the Lord


I want you to learn and grow in worship to our Lord.  

1984. In a forest preserve outside Lansing, Michigan. When I was assured that no one was looking, I raised both my hands high over my head. And I worshiped God.  

This was the beginning of something new. I was learning more about worship. I am an ever-growing student, and Jesus is my all-wise Teacher.  

I had already been a worshiper for fourteen years. I experienced joy as I sang new songs to the Lord. Often, especially when alone, my joy flowed in tears. I learned that, not only was it OK to cry before the Lord, but my joy was a vessel that contained worship.  

Worship is a lifelong learning experience.

Real worship springs from the spirit, and expresses truth. Disciples of Jesus learn to worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)   

Today is the day when authentic worshipers are being released, across the world. I am one of them.  

So are you.  

Remember - It’s all going to end in worship.   

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, 

like the roar of rushing waters 

and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: 


    ​For our Lord God Almighty reigns.  

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!  

Revelation 19:6-7


I am a true worshiper of Christ.

Sometimes I break out in spontaneous worship.  

My spirit overflows in worship.  

My worship today is preparing me for an eternity of worship.  

When I think of all Christ has done for me, worship expands my spirit.

(From my book 31 Letters to the Church on Discipleship