By: Waylon Bailey ~
I’ve never believed meeting God just happens. It happens because we seek it and desire it.
The Bible tells us to seek God.
Here are three ways you can make your worship experience more meaningful for you and especially for your children.
First, prepare for worship.
For this weekend that means turning your clock back ahead of time and preparing for worship in the same way you prepare for work.
At our house, we learned that getting little children ready for worship included reminding them what time they would get up and what they would wear. We knew we had to find “Sunday shoes” before Sunday morning.
Remind your teens–and yourself–what you are trying to accomplish. We want to meet God and learn from Him. This is the most meaningful goal for the weekend. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it.
Second, pray for God to speak to you in worship. Pray for your pastor and your Bible Study teacher. Pray for as many people as come to your mind in your church.
If your church has important decisions to make, pray about those.
Nothing helps worship like praying for the presence and power of God in your worship service.
Finally, find someone to bless and serve. Offer yourself in ministering to others. Offer yourself to God.
That’s why we call it a worship service.
“Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him” (Romans 12:1-2, CEV).
May God bless you as you serve Him.