Thursday, September 23, 2010

DGW - Chapter 5: Discipline of Worship

Because of the Way Barbara has structured her book, I thought it might be a good idea to use her 'RENEW YOUR MIND' section to frame the discussion.

Discussion points: Page 63

Explain why it is possible to feel worshipful and not truly be worshiping?

How is our obedience an act of worship? See 1 Samuel 15:22; Romans 12:1

What does it mean to worship God "in spirit and in truth"? See John 4:21-24; 17:17

How can you worship Chris in all of life? See Romans 12:1-2.

Understanding that worship must be Christ-centered (since He is at once our sacrifice, priest, and temple), how should we conduct our prayers, singing, and preaching?

What could you (and your family) do to be spiritually prepared for Sunday morning worship? Make a list, share it with your husband and children, and work together at implementing you plan.

We'd love to hear any other thoughts you have about this chapter...

Disciplines of a Godly Woman

HI girrls.

Well my posting is a little bit behind! I think this book about 'discipline' will be helpful...

We are currently reading 'Disciplines of a Godly Woman' by Barbara Hughes.

' For many of us, the word alone evokes dread. It's not that we dont want to be disciplined physically, mentally, and spiritually. The challenge seems too hard, and the motivation more about duty than desire. When it comes to our Christian walk, we don't want to be legalistic and just follow some set of rules. That's not what it's all about, right?

Barbara Hughes answers with this encouraging reality: The true heart of spiritual discipline is a relationship with God. As you grow in that relationship, embracing your heavenly Father and his ways, you discover that discipline is your lifeline to Him. It is how He gives meaningful shape to all the days of your life.

The "dread" of a disciplined life will be replaced with desire and anticipation as you find that there is no greater purpose than loving Him in every moment, every activity, and every thoughts. Using poignant stories and faithful reminders, Barbara opens her own heart to help you find the joy of full surrender. Her honest and encouraging look at the Word of God reveals the keys to living a truly godly life. And to strengthen your walk day to day, she offers hymns and praise psalms for your devotional times, a long list of recommended books that will lift your spirits, and Bible study helps to remind you that you're not alone.'

If your reading along with us, please feel free to share your thoughts with us all.