With all the time I spend in my car I could always just fill this time with things that entertain me.
Reference: v.21 Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. (NIV Bible)
Explore: Having just recently changed jobs I’m finding that I’m spending a lot more time in my car. It’s almost becoming like a second home. I can take calls from there, I’ve got a spare change of clothes and I’ve got a snack in case I get hungry when I’m driving around. The other change I’ve made is that I now spend more time in my car listening to podcasts and music. With all the time I spend in my car I could always just fill this time with things that entertain me. However, I’ve made a concerted effort to spend a considerable amount of my driving time listening to sermons and worship music. There are times when I’m driving along that I realise I’ve got my own little worship sanctuary on wheels!
Application: Now don’t get me wrong, just because I’m already listening to sermons and worship music does not mean this is a substitute for church. It’s so important for me to be meeting with other people of faith on a regular basis – and I’m not sure my little red Ford would handle too many people for it to constitute a church! However it’s important for us to realise that not all of our spiritual moments are going to be in church. If I look back through my life I realise that most of my most profound revelations of God have actually been away from the church. When we invite God into our everyday experiences we can see Him move in such a real way throughout our lives. If we are still and quiet in our bedrooms we can often hear Him speak, if we are out walking in nature we can see His glory and when we are chatting to someone throughout the day we can feel His prompting. Let’s not reduce our worship to just to a couple of hours a week at church but be open to worshipping God at all times.
Prayer: Lord, we are so fortunate to worship a God who is with us at all times. Thank you that we do not have to wait for a certain time in the week to come before You. Amen.
Where do you connect with God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.