Thursday series of blog posts is directed toward the worship teams and members
of ClearView Church
in Franklin, Tennessee
is applicable to any person who is searching for God and wanting to have a
conversation with Him.
It is very
apparent from reading Psalm 3, 4 and 5
and many others that David often questioned God. Not that he questioned who God was or that
God knew the ultimate outcome, but rather the questions were “why am I going
through this now” “why aren’t You answering my prayer” “don’t You hear me?”
If we are
all honest, we can all say we have had those moments: questioning God, even mad
at God. I don’t think that makes us any
less of a Christ follower. I believe God knew we would react this way. Why? Because
He is the very one who created those feelings.
I am glad
to know that I can be that open and honest with God.
we, ClearView, will start the service by being reminded by the scriptures we
hear and the songs we sing that God is faithful; in Him there is sustaining
power for any circumstance. Those
thoughts will be followed immediately with the question that David often
voiced: “God do you hear me? If so why
does it seem you pass over my request?”
half of the service turns a different corner and helps us recall and celebrate
the amazing gift of salvation and grace through Jesus Christ.
throughout the week is more of an on-going conversation with God. I listen as I read the Bible. Sometimes I
think of God and stand in awe and in silence. Other times I speak out-loud my
thoughts about Him or ask Him questions and still other times I find myself
singing songs. As we worship, privately, the next few days, here are some
things we can include to prepare us for Sunday’s corporate worship:
- Pray for our leaders: ask God
to give the leaders wisdom for the direction of the service.
- Pray that each person will come
to worship with an expectation of communicating openly with God.
- For the ClearView teams…log on
and get more details about the service.