For worship to be a lifestlye, life has to change. Not because we aren’t worshipping, we worship like we breathe, we just do it, the problem is we worship all sorts of inferior things. Worship then becomes the expression of our relationship to that object, person, or if you live in a sport mad nation like me, or sports team.
SO if we are to change the way we worship, we must change waht we worship and how we realte to that person. Obviously in this blog we are talking about worshipping God so what I want to build on is how we can change the way we relate to God.
Basically if you have read the other blogs on this site we are trying to find out how we can center our lives in Christ. Now for me this is where the power of centering prayer and silence enters. We need to build a place of silence at the very center of our beings and a place that God can fill and make His stronghold.
Many of my evangelical friends get a little freaked out by the term centering prayer, however this is usually through misinformation and lack of knowledge. What I am talking about is a prayer of silence where one is not putting thoughts into words, but rather “being” by faith in His presence and giving Him the space to “be” everything he wants to be to us.
It is a prayer of simple surrender, a letting go of all our preconcieved ideas of who God is and how He works and rather letting Him invade us with His holy presence. If worship is the expression of our relationship to God, then centering prayer is the soil in which that relationship grows.
We need to develop this still, quiet center if we are to know God at our center and have His life animate all our lives.