Title: Cultivating a heart of worship in the day to day: A love offering to the God of my salvation
"No distinction was made between the sacred and the every day...their life was all one piece. It was all sacred and all ordinary." Sue Bender
Intro notes (in bits and pieces): This is my desire for you and for me, to view the ordinary as sacred and worshipful. To not just talk with the Lord when we need Him, or just acknowledge Him when we see a sunset or a baby or our hearts are stirred. But to commune with Him, worship Him, like we breathe the air. To make our very existence intertwined with seeking His glory. We can certainly not attain perfectly worshipful lives this side of heaven. I am a complete failure at loving God the way that I want to and the way He deserves. But we should long for it as we grow in our relationship with Him. Even though our righteousness was perfectly accounted for on the cross, we can grow in holiness. Or as I have heard, "Once you see the face of God, the world is forever transformed into His features." (Peter Kreeft) But how does this transformation take place in the individual life of the believer?
-I divided this idea of moment-to-moment worship into nine components. Let's look at each one as rungs on a ladder; the ladder leading to the heights of pleasure we can receive from seeking to honor Him in all that we do.
-Notes from the first and second rung tomorrow...