Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness (Psalm 145:3-7 NIV).
When our community with other believers is interdependent it allows us to become more connected and intertwined with other people—enriching our lives.
When our interdependent community of believers is a safe place, we can be authentically vulnerable. We benefit from sharing our burdens and helping to shoulder one another’s struggles. It makes us stronger and no longer alone.
An authentically vulnerable community is a greenhouse for spiritual growth. We are increasingly transformed into the image of Christ, because our lives sharpen one another.
A community of transformational relationships is an attractive group of God-changed people advancing the Gospel through their communities. The world sees it and wants what we have. Naturally, like in the parable of the sower, the seed of the Word multiplies into the lives of others.
When these four above characteristics are operating in a community, worship naturally erupts from it. Praise for God is seen in our words, songs, actions, feelings, and thoughts. Like the Psalmist in Psalm 145, we can do nothing but “speak,” “tell,” “celebrate,” and “sing” the mighty acts of God. Our lives become a symphony of commendation that exults God. There is no more powerful expression of worship than this kind of God-designed community.