Take the Worship Challenge20 Minutes a day for One Month
Join Me In Taking The Twenty Minute Worship Challenge
At a women’s retreat several years ago, my dear friend and mentor, Linda Dillow, talked about the Twenty Minute Worship Challenge in one of her messages. She challenged us to commit to worshiping God for twenty minutes each day for one month. She explained that worship is different from prayers of petition, where we ask God to do something for someone, either for us or for someone else. It is also different from prayers of thanksgiving, where we focus on what He has done for us. In worship, we simply adore God by focusing on who He truly is. Even though I was in the midst of emotional turmoil at the time, I took this worship challenge and my life has never been the same.
What Does Worship Look Like to Me?
This question is hard to answer because worship is multifaceted and has many aspects, much like a diamond. I used to think that worship was the first fifteen minutes before a sermon where songs are sung in church. This is called corporate worship. What I didn’t understand was that we can experience individual personal worship anytime, wherever we are. We can bow our knees before the Holy One and give Him praise with our lips in our personal quiet time, as well as praising Him in our everyday life. It can be as simple as singing a love song or worshiping through a psalm, or as heart altering as bowing your pain before His throne, even though it’s the last thing you feel like doing. This sacrifice is one of the sweetest offerings we can present to our Beloved.
Experiencing The Presence of God
When we make worship a priority, our worshiping hearts will flood over in all that we do. As a result, we move from a religion about God and experience the very presence of the Holy One. Out of this ever growing love relationship we also exalt Him by obeying His Word with our actions. The closer we draw to God the more our lives are transformed for His glory. And surprisingly, what once sounded like a complicated command from Jesus, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” becomes the essence of who we are.
There are many factors that affect a diamond’s brilliance, the most important of which is its ability to reflect light. Likewise, when we worship our Beloved with our words and actions, His light is reflected in our lives as we draw near to His throne of grace. This is where we can return to joy and find rest on the broken road of life.
Take The Twenty Minute Worship Challenge With Me
Our Father is seeking people who genuinely worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23). Would you please join me in the Twenty Minute Worship Challenge? I promise that your heart will be refreshed if you worship for 20 minutes each day for a month. And my prayer is that it will become a life-long habit.