Some one might be asking – how do I even begin to worship on my own? It’s easier if you are all ready feeling in the mood so to speak. Begin by just turning your full attention to Him. One way to turn our attention upon the Lord is to read His word. Often some phrase will have like a highlighter – seem especially relevant or personal. Or, just think on His magnificence, the gift of creation, or His holiness and — give in. Surrender into the Presence more and more. Speak His name – Father, Abba, Jesus, Savior, Holy Spirit, my Comforter. The Holy Spirit will help to guide your prayer and worship. Sometimes you might feel the Father’s presence the most or it could be Jesus or the Holy Spirit, don’t worry! He himself will guide your focus. Perhaps you will experience the whole trinity. Go deeper by singing a song, or speak a scripture. Ask for what ever you need and then let go of your concerns as you lift your heart into His all encompassing BIG love. And, just be with Him.
Different things might work to help enter into His presence depending on your personality and what season you are in in your life.
If you are feeling distracted or not in the mood simply start praising.
Give thanks in all circumstances
1 Thessalonians 5:18
It is amazing what happens to our hearts when we begin to praise. Even if you are not in the mood. Your mood will change – you will start to feel your heart begin to open. Your feelings will follow your words. The confession of praise and thanksgiving is so powerful the heart cannot resist because our hearts were made for worship. When the words are spoken the depth of our being rejoices recognizing the words of truth. It goes beyond our emotional feelings and like a dam opening – the river starts to flow.
During worship anxiety decreases and trust increases. Joy and gratefulness follow – and peace.
Praise in the impossible
Praise through the fears
Praise through the pain
Praise through the boredom and monotony
Praise through everything
The gates will open and new life flow. Gaze upon Him – into His eyes and heart.
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere