An Invitation to Worship
Written by Allie Sampson
Photography by Bethel Music
1 worship noun wor·ship \ˈwər-shəp also ˈwȯr-\
: extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem(Merriam-Webster)
“Worship is giving back to God what He first gave to us.”
- Jonathan David Helser
Worship is the simple, but profound act of honoring the Father by giving Him everything He gave to us as an offering of love and adoration.
The love He first gave to us, we give to Him.
The song He first sang over us, we sing back to Him.
The joy and delight He first lavished us with, we joyfully pour out on Him.
Worship is where we collide with our deep gratitude and connect with the Father. It is the moment we lay aside our agenda and say, “You are worth my time, Papa. You are worth all of my attention and affection. Nothing tops your incredible love.”
Today, some of the Cageless Birds will be taking off to participate in Bethel Music’s Midwest Tour. We could not be more excited to be a part of this family, and our hearts are full of anticipation as we set out on this adventure. Ten days, eight incredible cities, all for the purpose of celebrating one loving Father. These worship nights are so special to us because we love coming into agreement with God’s heart over each city and blessing the hearts of the people who live in each city. We love getting to come to you and declaring God’s goodness over the place you live and love and work everyday.
As we embark on this tour, we feel a fresh wave of inspiration in how we approach the Father in worship. We encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit what He is inviting you into in your worship. Take some time to ask Him, “Father, what can I give back to you in my worship this week?” Enjoy opening up a conversation with Him and take time to journal what He speaks to you. Then make a point to implement what He is speaking into your rhythms of worship this week. Jesus loves your worship. He loves the way you communicate your love to Him.
We would love to worship with you. Come join us in the following cities:
April 15 - Cincinnati, OH
April 16 - Columbus, OH
April 18 - Detroit, MI
April 19 - Indianapolis, IN
April 20 - Pittsburgh, PA
April 22 - Chicago, IL
April 23 - Green Bay, WI
April 24 - Minneapolis, MN
Check out bethelmusic.com/events for tickets and more information.