Week 5, Day 5 – The Big Ten

         Grace Communion International has a website that has posted studies of the spiritual disciplines. In the study on “worship,” a wonderful description of the discipline says:

  •  When they think of worship, some people think of singing, attending church services or praying. These are certainly beautiful expressions of worship, but it goes beyond that. Worship is what our lives ought to be – a dynamic, everlasting celebration of God. Our spiritual service of worship is ultimately giving ourselves to Him gladly and sacrificially with each passing day — it is a lifestyle. This is our privilege, our purpose and our fulfillment (www.gci.org/spiritualdisciplines).

           Worship God by consciously living the lifestyle that follows the Ten Commandments this weekend:

  • Be sure to worship God directly by acknowledging His reign in your life
  • Steer clear of anything that dares to raise itself above God in your life
  • Honor God’s name, and
  • Keep the Sabbath day holy

          Then go on to honor God through your relationships with others.

  • Honor your parents
  • Refuse to “murder” anyone physically, emotionally, or psychologically.
  • Honor your marriage by staying exclusively involved with your spouse (or if not married, refuse all inappropriate contact with married individuals).
  • Participate only in honest financial dealings and take nothing that is nor legally yours to obtain; i.e. don’t steal).
  • Tell the truth
  • Exhibit contentment.

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©2012 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

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~ by sanewriter on February 3, 2012.

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