How Can I Prepare For Worship at ACC?

??Well, I thought you?d never ask!
This week I was reading a book for one of my classes – According to Plan: the Unfolding Revelation of God In the Bible by Graeme Goldsworthy (cool name, eh?) – and came across a quote that jumped out at me:
“Worship of God is typically a recalling of the mighty saving deeds of God within the history of Israel.”
The author was referring here to the Psalms as an example of how the Israelites worshipped God. Over and over again in the Psalms we see references to how God came through for His people Israel. Below are a few examples:
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.” -Psalm 9:1
“Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.” –Psalm 98:1-3
“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive… our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” –Psalm 124:2, 8
“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant! For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself, Israel as his own possession.” –Psalm 135:3-4
One of the best ways we can worship God, both individually and corporately, is to remember and recall what God has done for us. As we prepare to worship God together as a church this weekend, take some time to reflect on how God has provided for you. Think about the many ways He has blessed you. Maybe God has protected you from danger in some way, or has provided for you financially somehow in the past week. Maybe you saw God at work in a friend or family member, or saw His power manifested in creation. Or maybe you think back to when God saved and rescued you, and praise Him for the salvation that is found in Christ alone.
Reflecting on these things is a great way to prepare ourselves for corporate worship tomorrow at ACC.