The Bullard Journal for July 3, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019: “A Call to Action” An Uncommon Worship. The fourth of at least seven uncommon characteristics of the very early church was an uncommon worship.
When you put together the first three uncommon characteristics of the very early church – God’s Word from the testimony of the apostles, fellowship, and prayer – you have an uncommon worship full of the feeing of awe, reverence, wonder, amazement, and spiritual esteem for all God has done, is doing, and will do.
The very early church rejoiced in worship rather than endured worship. They yearned for worship rather than dreaded worship. They felt like their day – much less their week – was incomplete unless it involved worship in the fellowship of the followers of Jesus the Christ.
Certainly it is difficult – even as it was for the very early church – to sustain this intensity of worship day after day, week after week, month after month, and year after year unless Christians are captivated anew in each worship experience by the wonder and majesty of the Triune God. Each worship experience is a new encounter with God. Each worship experience can draw us closer to God.
The busy-ness, mundane habits, distractions, and the complacency that creeps into life can blur the focus for even the most faithful Christians about the uncommon nature of the worship of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I call you to an uncommon worship pattern that draws you closer to God, increases holiness in your life, and a continues to ignite a passion for all people to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.