We want your worship experience at Mid Rivers to be meaningful. We believe your worship can be more meaningful when your heart and mind are prepared to worship. We hope you will find the following pointers beneficial as you prepare yourself to gather for worship.
Make Worship a Priority.
Eliminate any barriers, distractions or competing interests that draw you away from gathering to worship. Be honest with yourself about making excuses. Understand that if you really want to be somewhere, you find the time — and if you really want to do something, you will find a way to do it. Commit to being in worship each Sunday.
Keep the Focus on God.
Although you may often receive a blessing when you worship, you must keep in mind that worship is to be about God, and less about you. Worship is your expression of love and gratitude to God simply for who he is and what he has done for you. Make sure that you keep God the central focus of your worship.
Be a Participant.
God’s people worship Him in different ways, but one thing is for sure: worship is not a spectator sport. When you worship, you are not attending a concert. Rather, when you worship, you participate. Others cannot worship for you. Your worship will be more meaningful when you take part in the singing, praying, learning, giving, etc.
Expect to encounter God when you worship. God is able to do exceedingly more than you could ever imagine. Your worship will be more meaningful if you expect God’s presence and for him to move in your life. Cultivate an attitude of expectation.
Respond to God.
Be prepared to respond to what God lays on your heart during corporate worship. The Holy Spirit may convict or encourage you to make a change in your life during the worship service. Remember, worship is not meant to be confined to a building. Instead it is meant to be a way of life. Be ready to respond and experience real life change.