Worship is one of those words that many people think is just a “churchy” word. But the truth is that we all worship. Everyone has something they focus on, respond to and celebrate.
As a new believer, it is vital that you continue to worship. Just make sure you are directing it to the right place. As you step into your new life, remain focused on what Christ has done for you, respond to Him with obedience and celebrate Him daily with your words and actions.
Worship isn’t something that only happens once a week in a church building. It’s a 24/7 deal. It’s what happens when you are at work, at the store, in the gym or even at home. And from Bible study to praying; from weekend services at church to journaling at home, worship is something that will deepen and strengthen your relationship with Jesus as you continue your walk with Him.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord!.
– Psalm 150:6
WHAT IS PRAYER, AND HOW DO I PRAY?
Simply put, prayer is a personal conversation with God. It does not have to include “thee’s” and “thou’s”, but rather a true and intimate conversation with God.
Here are some suggestions:
• Follow the words of Jesus, “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:6-8)
• Keep it simple. God knows your heart; talk to Him as if He were physically sitting in the room with you. We encourage you to use the same language patterns as you do in your everyday language. Do not feel like you have to use extravagant or repetitive verbiage in your prayers.