For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of Godand glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh—
My worship must be guided by the Spirit, not, as is so prevalent in many churches, by what is attractive and will suck an audience in. I must remember that Worship of the LORD, God, the Almighty must be directed from me to Him. Thanksgivings have an essential place in a time of Worship but in a position behind a time of acknowledging the worth of the LORD, acknowledging who He is and reciting His infinite values. A time of confession is often overlooked in popular church services, at best replaced by a public confession. What has happened to a time of falling on our knees, publicly confessing that we have sinned against the LORD in word and deed?
Then a time of thanksgivings, sharing the many ways the LORD has blessed us in every aspect of our lives, appropriately placed after praise and confession.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 37I
Evening: Psalm 112
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