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Here, we worship together by bringing our hearts and our lives truthfully and longingly to God.

We are God’s children called to know Him.

1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

Worship is a very special word. 

John Owen wrote, “men honor God most when they come to worship hungry and expectant, conscious of need and looking to God to meet them and supply it.”

He expounds that “in worship the saints do not merely seek God; they also find him. Worship is not only an expression of gratitude, but also a means of grace, whereby the hungry are fed, so that the empty are sent away rich. For “there is in worship an approach of God to man. God’s presence in his ordinances is a reality; God is essentially present in the world, graciously present in his church. God delights to approach to men, and converse with them in the worship instituted in the gospel.”

Our Worship, Our Song, Our Joy

“When we commune with God in worship, our affections join with him in the holiness of belonging. We speak into Love, towards Love, and with Love. This is the song that we sing. This is the bird flying out through the window, free to be with Him. Worship is being received by God in His sanctuary of eternity from here, from now into forever.” L.Willows

We have hope and joy in God

The BELOVED is dedicated to hope and encouragement, in these pages- find hope, stir your heart;

explore articles on Hope:

“What is Hope?” from John Piper; Hebrews 6:1-12
find worship in prayers and poetry,
“We are the Children that Live in Love’s Lend”, a worship poem from L.Willows
“Faith Stays! Bold Humility”, Scripture, Notes and Prayer”, from L.Willows

 

On walking with God,

“Walking with God” by Tim Keller ~ learning to grow through trails by learning a ‘new walk’.

Honoring God,

“Honoring God”, by David W. Hall, speaks from TableTalk of Ligonier Ministries
“What is Honor in the Bible?”, from L.Willows with Prayer to Honor God

Worship and Wonder

“With Love That Outlasts”, a worship poem from L.Willows
“A Raindrop’s Thirst”, a worship poem from L.Willows

On Prayer,

“St. Augustine’s Four Rules of Prayer”, from Tim Keller
“The Privilege and Power of Prayer” from C.S. Lewis Institute
“Kingdom-Centered Prayer”, from Tim Keller

Discover the archives, search, and specialized pages:

PRAYER: Sources
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