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    So every Friday I am going to give you a 5 minute worship idea to do as part of your quiet time, family worship or at some point during your day. Maybe take 5 while eating your lunch in the car, or while the baby has a nap. Wherever, whenever if we put time aside Jesus joins us! This one is inspired by our current winter wonderland!For individuals: Inspired by the cold weather here are a few pictures I have found on Pinterest. Take one, spend 5 minutes of quiet time contemplating and meditating on it. Ask God if there is anything He would like to say. Use it as a starting point for some  prayer. No one else can see or hear you… be brave. God can speak to us through anything and he loves it when we ask him what is on His heart. Let these pictures be a springboard for your imagination to take you into God’s world…

    House on a hill          safety, comfort, a place to escape           Lights in the sky

    For children: You can do the same thing with your children. Sit down with them and ask them what they think the picture is of. They often have a completely different perspective. Ask them if they were in the picture where would they be? Get them to think about where Jesus would be in the picture? Ask them to make up a story using the picture as inspiration. While they are doing this prayerfully ask Jesus to reveal himself as they exercise their creativity!

    For small groups: If you are part of a small group maybe try this idea with them. Print off these pictures or flick through some magazines for some inspiring illustrations and photos. Spread them out and get people to choose one that stands out to them. Put on some worship music and allow people time to think on the picture. This is a great way for people who wouldn’t consider themselves to be ‘visual learners’ engage with the arty stuff! Maybe pose them the following questions:

    1. Where do you see yourself in the picture?

    2. How does the picture make you feel?

    3. If you could describe the picture in 3 words what would they be?

    4. Ask Jesus to reveal something about himself in the picture?

    Give time after each question for people to consider and write down their responses. Then discuss if appropriate.


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