Worshipful Moments

communion in handsI know that we are supposed to live a lifestyle of worship. Still, it seems that there are moments in which we feel especially aware of the presence of God.

I had one of those moments a few years ago. It was just before Christmas. My wife and I were out of town for the weekend. The church where we decided to worship sang mostly Christmas songs that day. When it came time for communion, we kept on singing as we celebrated the Lord’s Supper. At just the moment I was preparing to put the bread in my mouth, we sang, “This, this is Christ the King…” I thought about how Jesus said, “This is my body” and “This is my blood”. I was overwhelmed with joy as I experienced such a wonderful moment of worship, meditating on the fact that Christ the King had died for me.

Later, I thought about how I might try to recreate that moment for myself and others in another church on another Sunday morning. However, I have come to the conclusion that that particular moment cannot be recreated. God only set a bush on fire for Moses once. Some moments were not meant to be repeated, therefore they are to be appreciated for what they are, and then entrusted to our memory banks.

However, there are other worshipful moments awaiting us; other experiences with God to be anticipated. It may come during a prayer, a sermon, a song, or a passage of Scripture. It may take place during the breaking of bread. It may occur when you are alone with God or when you are worshiping with other believers.

Look for those worshipful moments. Live them; enjoy them; praise God for them!

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”—Isaiah 55:6.

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