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January 12th, 2009

Exit Strategy

“There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” Luke 2:36-38 (NIV)

Anna embraced worship as a lifestyle. Night and day she fasted and prayed and worshiped in the temple. When Anna came up to Mary and Joseph, she gave thanks to God for Jesus. She brought glory to God and allowed her encounter with Jesus to affect her vocal chords. In response to her encounter, she spoke about Jesus to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Israel. She had something worth sharing with others.

What if you left the corporate worship experience speaking to others about Jesus and the redemption He provides? What if worship became a lifestyle for you and you embraced an exit strategy? Whether you are exiting a private worship experience or a corporate worship environment, your strategy can be to activate your vocal chords to express the amazing life-changing message of Jesus.

Not only is our worship a witness to others, but our worship should result in witnessing to others through verbal interaction. Our speech should be intentional and eternal in response to encountering the Living God. When we worship God as He deserves and allow Him to form us and fashion us for His glory, we will not be able to resist telling His story. In Christ, we have a story worth sharing and a life worth living.

What’s your exit strategy?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 1:00 am
Category Anna, Exit Strategy, Witness, Worship.
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