Worship Companion – March 14 2021

How do we approach the throne of the Almighty? Who are we that the King of Kings should give a thought for us?

The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him Habakkuk 2:20 – engraving by Julius Schnorr Von Karolsfeld

Worship is a multifaceted practice in which every believer must engage. It demands use of all our faculties: mind, body, and spirit. Yet, before any action on our part, worship begins as an invitation from the heart of our Heavenly Father. There is no element of worship that is not a response to a prior act of grace on God’s part. We are all led by the true Worship Leader, King Jesus himself, who leads us in triumphal procession (2 Cor 2:14).
My hope with every worship companion is that it aids you in preparing your mind, body, and spirit for entering into corporate worship. This week is no exception. That’s why it is called the “worship companion” after all. Whether you have realized it or not, this is a tool you can use to help build a healthy rhythm of worship in your life. Like any rhythm we discuss, worship not just about a once a week commitment, but about a whole life being shaped by a set of practices for the glory of God.
Anchor Texts:
There are so many anchor texts that could be used to ground us this week as we learn more about making worship a rhythm in our lives. Here are a few to consider.
The Theme in Song:
Instead of our usual song video, this week I have included a full worship set from a conference that took place in January 2019. Let the video play through while you spend a few moments in worship, prayer, meditation and contemplation. 

The Theme in Art:
This depiction of Jesus and the Samaritan woman is one of many pieces of art dedicated to this profound moment of Scripture. The shattering of cultural norms combined with the prophetic vision of worship to come and the first personal revelation of Christ’s identity to the most unlikely of candidates all work together to make this one of the moment exhilarating and challenging stories in the Gospel. I chose this one, because the mountain visible in the background brings the content of their discussion concerning worship to the viewer’s mind. I’ll include a link below with other pieces of art devoted to this moment.

Title: Christ and the Samaritan Woman
Date: 1890
Artist: Siemiradzki, Henryk, 1843-1902

For more, visit: this link.
The Theme for Kids:
Here is a kids video about one of our anchor texts, John 4.


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