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Living a Life of Worship

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“Life is busy.”

It’s a quote we hear often, and there is truth in it. 

We all seem to be very busy. Busy with good stuff, busy with not-so-good stuff. With these busy lives we are all leading, we need to be living a life of worship even when we are “busy.”

I am a work-from-home mother of four, business owner, wife of a self-employed business owner, daughter, sister, friend, etc. The list goes on and on for all of us.

We are so many things, and these things require so much time. 

But the only thing that truly matters is the fact that I am a Daughter of the King! If I am leading a life of worship, all the other things I am fall into place!

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I often think about my time in college, and the hours upon hours I spent at the Cedar Falls Panera. I would almost go daily. In fact, I had my own booth, and they knew my name and my order! It was a bagel and a coffee, because, well, I was on a college budget. 

But the time I spent in that booth formed who I am today.

God met me in that booth and His Spirit taught me what it means to live a life of worship! I meditated, prayed, studied, was discipled and discipled others in that booth. 

For that season of life, I will forever be thankful. It taught me that regardless of my circumstances, I can always worship! 

Do I have that kind of time now? No way. 

Do I miss that? Yes. 

But my season has changed, and therefore, getting creative with living a life of worship is a necessity. 

Make Time

It’s not going to happen unless you make it happen.

Ask God for help in this area. Step away from the electronics and the to-do list. Rest in Him.

“Be still and Know that I am God.” 

Psalm 46:10 is not only a command, but a promise as well. God wants us to be still and rest in Him, and then as a result of that, we can not only know he is God but know Him. 

How insane is that? The creator of the universe wants us to know Him. 

Why? Because He is what is best for us and He knows that, so throughout the Bible He is encouraging us to stop and just be with Him!

Songs, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Ephesians 5:19 says ”speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.” 

I love music, but even if you don’t, singing is an incredible way to worship God, whether in private or out and about. 

Sing with your spouse, your children, or whoever you are with. Teach them the words of hymns. They aren’t “old school” in a bad way, but the truth and doctrine interwoven in hymns will encourage your heart. 

Pray the Psalms/Memorize Scripture

Scripture memory can seem daunting at first, but once you commit to it, it’s fruits are plentiful. Being able to recall the words of God is life giving. 

You don’t have to have a Bible in front of you to know God’s Word. 

Throughout the Bible, the words “I have hidden your word in my heart” are repeated, so let’s follow that lead and truly memorize His Word. 

I would encourage you to start small with this, and work your way to larger portions of Scripture. I'd suggest trying Psalm 23, Psalm 139, Romans 5:8, and John 3:16.

Accountability

Did you know that God loves when we talk to Him and talk about Him? 

In the past, I have had many women come alongside me and disciple me. They walked through a season of life with me, and those relationships are ones I will always hold dear. 

I was also able to disciple a few woman, and that was always an incredible experience, and so humbling. I would encourage you to find someone to meet with regularly to pray, talk about what you are learning, read together, and sing together. 

Doing life alone is never what God intended! Community is necessary and life giving. 

When we are in heaven with Him, we will be singing and praising God with the angels. Worship will be what we do in Heaven, but we don’t have to wait to start worshiping Him! 

Start now.

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Welcome to the FFC Blog

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From the very beginning of First Family Church, personal growth has been a high value (2 Peter 3:18; Luke 2:52). In fact, it’s one of three key words we use to describe what we do week after week—celebrate, grow, and serve. Whether spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, or socially, growing matters.   

Understanding that, you can see why we seek to employ numerous avenues to help our faith family grow. Whether it’s customized curriculum for our small groups, online classes, series-related books authored or recommended by our pastor(s), seasonal devotionals written by our members, FFTV, the Extra Point podcast, or the recent FFC Bible Institute, we are aware that growing must be a regular pursuit through a variety of platforms.

So we strive to facilitate that within the culture and environment of this local body of believers.  

It’s from that desire that we introduce the FFC Blog—a regular collection of articles designed to help you grow. This blog brings together many gifted writers within our church, trusted people whose experience, knowledge, or understanding will undoubtedly benefit the faith community here.

The topics will vary, but you can rest assured that each “release” will be soundly theological, culturally practical, and vividly personal. Consider this blog an opportunity to peek inside the life and mind of someone growing alongside you from your own church, someone seeking to live out their life in a gospel-centered, disciple-making, world-impacting, God-glorifying fashion. 

You can access the FFC Blog here on our website, or click the subscribe button on the home page. We will also post the link to each new post on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Take your pick. Just don’t miss this opportunity to grow.

Of course, each issue will be archived on our site as well, so you can reference it at specific times when you need a bit of information or encouragement. 

Feel free to share this with others, too. It may only take a few clicks to get the “growth” ball rolling in someone else’s life. 

Our first official post will be dropping next week, written by one of our own FFC members. I’m looking forward to what this blog will become, and hope you’ll grow with me this year.

 

Pastor Todd

 

 

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