WORSHIP – can be described as: Thanksgiving and praise, adoration, reverence, value, worth, identity in/with..
I like to describe worship as a place to reside, a real place – tangible, we can be carried along on and in.
The actual ‘’place’’ is God. His character is never changing, His actions are Love, His movement is dependable and unsinkable! I choose to reside in and on Worship!
Along with worship comes relation-ship and partner-ship.
How big is your SHIP? Is there room for others to jump aboard….or do they have to jump ship?
Jesus is the Captain of the SHIP – so that no matter what weather comes, the SHIP will not sink!
Being in a relation-ship means spending time developing the relations, building understanding, sharing insights and wisdom, being open, transparent and honest.
In our ‘’modern’’ society spending time building relation-ships may not be a priority…clambering to the top of a corporate ladder, increasing capacity to earn more money and building a completely different kind of ‘ship’…of the sinkable kind!
It is my believe that in choosing to WORSHIP God first and foremost, a multitude of good things come together – in which is built a truly unsinkable ship…because when we seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, which stands forever immovable, unshakable, immutable…we are truly safe from all harm!
The many -SHIPS that come out of WORSHIP of GOD :
ambassadorship – you are now ambassabors of Christ 2 Corinthians 5:20
authorship – He is the author and perfector of our faith Heb 12:2
championship – He is our champion Jer 20:11
citizenship – in Heaven Phil 3:20
companionship – with Christ Matt 28:20
craftsmanship – in all kinds of; Ex 31:3
fellowship – with Him and one another, as Lovers of God 2 Cor 13:14, Acts 2, 17
friendship – with God John 15:15
hardship – we have learnt, whatsoever situation we are in to be thankful 2 Tim 2:3
leadership – gifts differing…Matt 20:26
membership – you are members of One Body 1 Cor 12:20
ownership – you have been bought with a price 2 Cor 1:22
partnership – with each other and in Christ Phil 1:5
relationship – with God in Chirst, Triune God!
workmanship – in Christ Gal 3:26
worship – of God Luke 4:8
stewardship – of all good gifts given Gen 12:1-3
Let us reside in WORSHIP and never jump ship….URLOVD!