Worshipping God – A 12 Year Old’s Perspective

worshipping-god-a-12-year-old-perspective I am delighted to have a guest blogger on Women Abiding who is very, very special to me.

Introducing our eldest daughter, Aviel, who blogs at  www.crownedinglory.wordpress.com (full bio below).

Worship. A powerful word. The word that every believer in Jesus should practice on a continual basis, no matter the circumstances. Worship. The Bible’s instruction for this deep and powerful action is:

Worship the Holy God.

Worship is more than to understand. Worship is more than to believe. Worship is more than to simply admire. Worship is to desire. Worship is to love, to adore, to praise, to glorify, to acknowledge. Worship means to be humbled in the presence of a Holy and Powerful God. (Tweet that)

When we as unimportant, sinful human beings here on earth think of worship, we often tend to think of singing pretty hymns at our weekly fellowship on Sundays, or of people throwing themselves on their knees and begging for mercy before the Almighty God.

True. Worship can be like that. And it should be as dramatic as that; flowing from a heart of gratitude to Him who has saved us, and a soul filled with eternal adoration of God.

But what about in the course of our regular lives – on our way to work or school, lying in bed at night worrying over something or other, while feeling the heat in the kitchen cooking dinner, brushing our teeth, knitting on the couch, or just simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home?

Even when we are busy, worship should always be in our hearts, and on our minds. It should be an inseparable part of our every-day lives. We should always be devoted to praising God in our hearts, praying, or devoting time to learning verses in the Bible.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 says:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Jesus the Messiah for you.”

Here are three simple ways for us all to do as Jesus said in Matthew 4:10:

You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.

Music and Singing

Make a joyful noise to the LORD all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name!

Psalm 100:1-2, 4

While at home, either doing your duties or nothing in particular, why not listen to some beautiful worship music? Music is a wonderful gift from God, and can be used as a good source to worship your Creator. You can sing along or quietly worship in your heart.

Pray to your Saviour

 Pray without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

This is a very simple, yet important command. Even if we are quietly bringing our anxieties before our Maker in our hearts, He is listening and we can be assured and encouraged that He is with us. This too, is a form of worship.

Dwell in God’s Word

For I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

Psalm 119:11

Memorizing, reading, and listening to God’s word is very important. I would recommend reading the Psalms – one a day, and maybe even learning a few off by heart. The Psalms are full of praise to the Lord and reading them leads our hearts to desire to worship.

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I hope and pray that you are encouraged to have a heart to worship your Saviour.

How are you going to worship your Holy Creator today?

aviel-crowned-in-glory-womenabiding Aviel is an Israeli, 12 year old believer in Jesus, living in beautiful New Zealand. She homeschools along with her three younger siblings (and one on the way!), and also enjoys cooking, sewing, walking, playing the piano, writing, and blogging at www.crownedinglory.wordpress.com.

It is Aviel’s desire to learn to be a Godly homemaker as she serves her Creator along with her family on the mission field.

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2 Responses to Worshipping God – A 12 Year Old’s Perspective

  1. JJ says:

    Thanks Aviel – lovely reminders of things we ‘know’, but can always practice more completely. Many blessings 😉

  2. Kate @ MGR says:

    High five, Aviel; I (14) just started myself blogging this year.

    1 Timothy 4: 12 says “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

    🙂

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