Your Worship Personality is Sensate

Loving God with the Senses

You love God with your senses and you’re awed by the presence of beauty.

You probably feel closest to God when worship includes your sense of sound, smell, touch, sight, and even taste. These worship
experiences may affect you more deeply than a purely intellectual conversation or a relational interaction.

Scripture often references sensational worship in the presence of God, from the detailed instructions for worship in the tabernacle (Exodus 25-30) to Ezekiel’s vision of heaven (Ezekiel 1-3) to John’s vision of the same (Revelation 1:10-17).

Other Sensates throughout history include Wolfgang Mozart, George Frideric Handel, Madeleine L’Engle, and more.

As a Sensate, some of your biggest spiritual struggles may be allowing yourself to be led by emotions instead of conviction and idolizing beauty. Remember that God created beauty, and enjoyment through our five senses was His idea. But make sure that your time of worship always points you back to Jesus and His eternal Word.

Here are a few creative worship ideas for you as a Sensate:

  • Listen to music that lifts your soul in worship, or write your own praise songs.
  • Light a candle or use essential oils during your devotions to create deeper brain-senses associations.
  • Walk through your local art museum, and allow the beauty to touch you deeply, and to move you to prayer.
  • Pray in various positions: standing, sitting, kneeling, dancing, laying face-down, walking.
  • Find local cathedrals open to the public and spend time in personal prayer there.

Please keep in mind that this list is NOT a to-do list to earn God’s favor. Jesus already did that. God won’t be impressed or more pleased with you if you do any or all of the above. Really, He’s after the heart. But if your heart is right with God, this list will give you ideas to seek Him in new ways that may open up fresh paths of communication with Him.

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