The GB Aim: Worshipping
The aim of the Girls’ Brigade is to help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self control, reverence and a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life.
A particular man was always busy. He had a demanding job, dealing with people, policy and welfare. Like many, he didn’t work a normal nine to five hour day. Yet within the pressure and time constraints he experienced, he also had relationships that really mattered to him, particularly with his father.
They were very close, and the man valued time with his father to talk, listen, receive encouragement and, of course, instruction! Their relationship was important, and the son really loved and respected his father. Spending time together was a definite priority – even if it meant making time for each other early in the morning!
The man of course is Jesus! His earthly life was marked by a deep relationship of love and respect with God the Father. Reading through the Gospels and beyond reveals how Jesus’ life, and the lives of his disciples, centred around the love and worship of God.
Acts 2: 42-43 – “They devoted themselves to teaching … fellowship … breaking bread … prayer. Everyone was filled with awe.”
Colossians 3: 17 – “… whatever you do, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.”
In choosing to follow Jesus we are acknowledging his worth as our leader and Lord. Worship can be defined as: to ‘esteem’, ‘honour’ and ‘perform acts of adoration’. Jesus of course did not only adore the father in the times spent alone with him. His worship spilt over into everything he did. Our desire to respond to God in this way will only develop as an understanding and appreciation of all that he is and has done grows in us. Worship is expressed through praise, prayer and fellowship but also through a lifestyle that honours the Lord above all else.
Am I worshipping God fully?
- Is regular worship through church attendance a priority in my life?
- Am I committed to making specific time in my daily routine for reading God’s word, expressing thankfulness, listening and praying?
- Does anything else I do, desire or possess count more to me than God?
- Is my adoration of God expressed in the way I live – can others see that Jesus is special to me?
If a girl thinks that worship is just something you ‘do on a Sunday’, what would you say? Would she see you as someone who ‘honours’ God?
Romans 12: 1-2
Phillipians 4: 8-9
What does it mean to worship?
Almighty God I worship you! Thank you for creating me, loving me and allowing Jesus to die for my sin. When I think of your faithfulness and forgiveness I want to express my love for you. Help me Lord to honour you in all that I do, say and think.