In this series we'll explore four primary pathways used by the early church to participate fully in the movement of the Holy Spirit. And we'll examine you how you can enter these same four streams at our church to more fully experience God's river of life. This week: Worship God.
Read Ephesians 5:15-20
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Sometimes we might be tempted to see worship as a waste of time: idle words and songs, when we could be out doing something. But here Paul says it's one way to live wisely, to make "the most of every opportunity." What's your attitude toward the time you spend with others in worship, either in church on Sunday mornings or elsewhere?
Ask God that during your times of worship you would be filled with the Spirit, that you would "sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." Then expand that request and seek a whole Spirit-filled life, "always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."