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Gifted for Gratitude: Prayers, Praises, and Prophecies

Gifted for Gratitude: Prayers, Praises, and Prophecies

God, You live in me, and I in You...

May I never take for granted my current freedom to worship You in my home, in my church, and in most situations… in my community. Daily mature my worship that I grow deeper with response in prayer, praise, and proclaiming Your Word. Holy Spirit, guide me to help others as they also worship with deeper expression. May we glorify You as a God of order and peace in all we think, say, and do! Amen.

Points to Ponder – How can you open yourself up as a worshiper to enter into a deeper worship of the Lord in “spirit and truth?” How can you help another Brother or Sister in Christ to do the same as they pray, praise and proclaim God’s Word?  Share with your Connection Group (CG) a "next step" you will take with God's help to experience worship growth in your home, in your CG, and at Emmanuel?

READ 1 Corinthians 14:15-17, 26-33 NIV

“So what shall I do? I will PRAY WITH MY SPIRIT, but I will also PRAY WITH MY MIND; I WILL SING WITH MY SPIRIT, but I will also SING WITH MY MIND. If you are praising God with your spirit, how can one who finds himself among those who do not understand say "Amen" to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying? You may be giving thanks well enough, but the other man is not edified”.

“What then shall we say, brothers? WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. ALL OF THESE MUST BE DONE FOR THE STRENGTHENING OF THE CHURCH. If anyone speaks in a tongue, two--or at the most three--should speak, ONE AT A TIME, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and SPEAK TO HIMSELF AND GOD. Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said. And if a revelation comes to someone who is sitting down, the first speaker should stop. For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged. THE SPIRITS OF THE PROPHETS ARE SUBJECT TO THE CONTROL OF PROPHETS. FOR GOD IS NOT A GOD OF DISORDER BUT OF PEACE.”

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