Author: Living a Life of worship – Cliff Kosier

  • Worship Through Prayer

    Worship Through Prayer

    Today, I want to share with you the spiritual discipline called “BREATH PRAYER”. Our breath is the sign of life within us, when we breathe in we take the sustenance of life that nourishes our lungs and body; with exhalation we discard those things that are not good for the body. Breath Prayer is similar in structure.

  • Worship Through Prayer – Just Like Breathing

    Here is a quote that describes how prayer relates to the Christian. In later posts we will discuss the different ways to practice prayer through the spiritual disciplines “For Christians prayer is like breathing. You don’t have to think to breathe because the atmosphere exerts pressure on your lungs and forces you to breathe. That’s […]

  • Spiritual Disciplines: Worship Through Music (Musica Divina)

    Spiritual Disciplines: Worship Through Music (Musica Divina)

    While music is important in our lives and provide a means of expression, relaxation, grieving, celebration and fun in our modern world, it is advantageous to know that it was equally important in the ancient days of Israel. We only have to look at the Psalms to realize that music was a significant part of […]

  • Worship Through Your Eyes (Part II)

    Now that you have chosen your work of art, photo or place you will observe in nature, here is how we begin our journey to worship with our eyes through Visio Divina. You might want to grab a piece of paper, pen or pencil so you can write thoughts down as they occur. Begin by […]

  • Worship Through Your Eyes (Part I)

    Worship Through Your Eyes (Part I)

    Have you ever seen a piece of artwork that transported you into another realm? Great works of art have a tendency to help us see things that are outside of our realm of vision. As I embarked on a new discovery this week during a spiritual week of refreshment, I discovered that nature, photography, and […]

  • The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship Part IV

    The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship Part IV

    The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship Part Four: Spiritual Disciplines that Intersect with Worship The Word of God In today’s culture, it is often more accepted to quote religious memes than to quote the word of God.  The world has moved away from using the Bible as the authority by which […]

  • The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship – Part III

    From the beginning of creation, there has been instilled in the human heart the act of worship. Whether the object of worship is work, beauty, family, or money, the human heart has always become infatuated with the worship of another. For the human heart that has accepted Jesus, the yearning of worship must be directed to the one who is their Creator.

  • The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship, Part II.

    Part Two So, What is the Problem?             Paul says in I Corinthians 14:26 (NIV), “What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be […]

  • The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship – Part I

    Today, church leaders, look around to frequently see spiritual disengagement in congregational worship.  People are choosing to engage in their worship based on the personal preferences for certain types of platform visuals, style and superficial production elements.

  • The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Spiritual Disciplines that Enhance Worship

    Introduction -The Relationship between Discipleship and Worship A philosophy is defined as specific thoughts and ideas that are held to be true by a specific person or group as pertaining to a specific subject.  As we explore the options one has in seeking discipleship with Jesus Christ, there are several different avenues one can travel […]