The whole point, and most important thing, is to understand how you best connect with God so that you can more deliberately and consciously cultivate an increasing affection for your Creator.
Do you see yourself in any of the above categories? Please don't feel that you have to choose just one; most of us are blends, and many of us will move in and out of certain temperaments as we age. The important thing is not to find the right "label," but to understand how you best connect with God.
Every Christian is called to spend time with God. He wants to be called “Father” or “Daddy”. Jesus came that we would have a restored relationship with God. There is nothing separating us any longer, but rather grace ushering us into the throne room of God with boldness and confidence. Regardless of our experience with our earthly fathers God wants to relate to us; He listens, He speaks, He’s there for us.
The question is: ‘Which spiritual pathway or pathways do you usually take?’ I was in a service recently, which would most aptly be described as a “traditionalist” format. The scripture used was profound and powerful. There were moments when I could sense the presence of the Holy Spirit strongly. I am not one to choose to take a traditionalist pathway to the Lord. But I opened my heart to engage with Him along this pathway and He met me. We can say our pathway is this one or that or a blend of a number of them but we have to open our heart to meet with Him. If we don’t, all pathways simply become forms without power.
Worship is a matter of your heart attitude. Remember King David was promoted above all his brothers because his heart was after God. In 1 Samuel 16 and verse 7 it says: “But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."” Churches could plan worship services that incorporate all nine pathways and people could miss meeting with God. When I went reluctantly to the meetings with my wife before I was saved, I would leave saying, ‘God wasn’t in the place’. Yet she and her friend would say, ‘you are so wrong. His presence was wonderful’. No matter how neatly crafted a service may be or how poorly it flows, it is still up to you to choose to worship.
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