Fill Your Life With More Purpose and Meaning
We are all here for the same reason—to grow closer to God. The 40 Day Worship Experience will help you do just that. If you are leading someone else through the experience, we have provided additional resources for you. Otherwise, the personal journey is the place to start. Begin a deeper walk with the Lord today!
Help people develop a closer, more intimate walk with God.
How it Works
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1. Read the Introduction
These resources are just for you! This journey will impact the trajectory of your walk with God and help deepen your relationship with Him. Read the Introduction
These resources are designed to work together.
- The Surrender Prayer can be used each morning as you start your day with God.
- The book guides you through the 40 Day Worship Experience.
- And, the Experiencing God's Love class complements all of these tools as well.
Are you required to do all of them at the same time? Not at all.
We just want you to know what is available to help you dig deep with the Lord over the next 40 days.
2. Commit to Spending Time Each Day
Begin by committing an amount of time you want to spend with Him. Fifteen minutes is a good place to start. Continue for the next 40 days.
Next, pick the place where you are going to meet. Choose a comfortable place where you feel relaxed and where you will not be disturbed. This place should be free from distractions so that you can focus all your thoughts on the Lord.
The purpose of this time with God is to encounter His love for you and for you to express your love back to Him in surrender (Rom. 12:1, Ps. 143:8). In this place you are going to connect heart to heart with your Creator.
Use worship music to help set the mood and train your heart and mind to focus. Focus is a key to spending time alone with God. Hebrews 12:1 tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus. The principle of FOCUS will be your aim in the first moments of the encounter as you quiet yourself before Him (Ps. 62:1).
F - Fix your gaze (Heb. 12:2)
O - Open your heart (Rev. 3:20)
C - Connect to His Spirit (1 Cor 2:10-12)
U - Usher in His presence (Heb. 4:16)
S - Start the flow (John 7:38)
You will need a...
- Source of Music & Headphones
- Journal & a Pen or Pencil
3. Receive Daily Devotional Prompts
Each day, you will receive a prompt that includes a daily scripture, a link to the Surrender Prayer, that day's devotional video, and a link to our Facebook Group so you can reflect on what God is doing in your life with others.
4. Grow Deeper as you Spend Time with God
Start each day in God’s presence surrendering your will to His will.
(Rom. 12:1). Worship is the greatest act of intimacy on the planet. It is to know God in the inner man (Ps. 46:10). Each day was meant to be a new encounter with Father God (Eph. 2:18; Romans 8:15) through our Lord Jesus Christ. You were made able, by the blood of Jesus, to enter into the Holy of Holies and commune with God on a moment-to-moment basis. The greatest gift Jesus provided was access (Heb. 4:16) which was the purpose of the Cross. You were given access to God through the blood of Jesus. His sacrifice made a way for each of us to enter in and enjoy God’s presence once again.
Daily Devotional Encouragements
As part of the 40 Day Worship Experience, we send you an email each morning for 40 days to supplement your time with the Lord. These devotional thoughts from Dr. Mark encourage you to deepen your personal relationship with God.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want a little more direction as you begin this journey, here are a few common questions people ask. We hope these are a beneficial resource to you. If you still have a question, reach out! We respond quickest to direct messages on Facebook and Instagram.
What is the 40 Day Worship Experience made up of?
The 40 Day Worship Experience devotional primers are short videos to encourage you in your time alone with the Lord. Watch one each day. They will support you on the 40DWE. God is doing something new in your life each morning. You are opening up your heart to His. Your time alone with God is the most important part of your day! Let the videos encourage your heart to press on and keep meeting with the Lord. You will see changes happening in your heart as you sit with Him!
Do I need to do the experience alone?
No, you do not have to walk through this alone. In fact, we love seeing people connect with others through this process. We call this "linking shields."
The concept of linking shields goes back to the time when the Roman soldiers would link their shields to protect themselves as they advanced towards the enemy. When we join forces with those around us, we become stronger than we would on our own.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed” (Ecclesiastes 4:9 NLT).
Join the Facebook group and be encouraged by others who are meeting with God every morning. Also, ask a friend or two to go on the 40 Day Worship Experience with you. Have them text you, “Good morning,” when they are meeting with God. Text them back, “Good morning,” when you are meeting with God. It’s that simple!
Is there some sort of introduction to the 40 Day Worship Experience?
Yes, we have created an intro page to explain our approach to this experience. You don't have to read through it to get started on Day 1, but it is available on our resources page if you're interested.
This will give an overview of the 40 Day Worship Experience (40 DWE). Read this before you start to catch the vision for meeting each morning with God for the next 40 days. Give God the first 15 minutes of your day, surrender your will to His, and open up your heart to his love. The page will give you practical suggestions for starting the 40 DWE. This will be the beginning of experiencing God’s love in a new way.
What do I do for the 40 days?
Each day, you will receive an email with thoughtful content and Scripture to prompt your time with God. We also include a link to the Surrender Prayer to start your quiet time off and a link to the Facebook Group in case you want to connect further with community.
You can preview what those prompt emails include here: Prompt Preview
Praying is intimidating to me. Where do I start?
Surrendering our will over to God’s will is such a critical and essential part of our relationship with God. It allows God’s love to flow into our hearts. But, that doesn't mean it isn't daunting to many of us. That is why we wrote a guiding Surrender Prayer.
This Surrender Prayer (linked below) has been used by many to guide their daily surrender to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It focuses on giving God the full control of our lives and defeats the insurgence of the flesh—our old nature—into our thoughts and feelings. There is a longer and a shorter version. Both will help guide your first thoughts toward God, allowing you to receive his love afresh. This is the best way to begin the day.
Do I need the book to complete the experience?
The Be with Jesus 365 book is meant to supplement your walk with God and flows nicely with the 40 Day Worship Experience, but you can definitely work through it in your own journal if desired.
Discover a relationship with your Creator that is dynamic, genuine and fresh. The book is about approaching God with simplicity and candor. It is about going beyond religion, ritual, and packaged prayers. You will learn to draw near to God through prayer in an atmosphere of worship—and as you do, you will enjoy your spiritual journey like never before.
This book will be used with the class, “Experiencing God’s Love.” A 40 Day Journal and Study Guide Questions for each chapter are included.
Find out more about the book and how to order it here: Be with Jesus 365 Book >>
What about the class? How does that fit in?
The class will help you grow closer to God and know Him in a more intimate way. It covers 7 simple steps to intimacy with God. You will see how spending time alone with God every day will transform your life.
The class complements the book quite well, so it is easiest to go through those together. However, you can work through them simultaneously or in any sequence you decide.
There are 9 classes. Listen to one class each week and implement the content on a daily basis. Enjoy the journey of drawing near to God. Our goal is to meet with God for the first 15 minutes of the day, for 40 straight days. Don’t get discouraged if you miss a day! Just start up again the next day. Remember, God waits all night for you to get up, and He wants be with you!
I think I'm ready for the 40 Day Worship Experience. Now what?
40 Day Worship Experience
Start each day in God’s presence surrendering your will to His.
Read the Book
To know God intimately and walk with Him completely by starting your day in worship and surrender.
Experience God's Love
This course will teach you how to enjoy your time alone with God as you respond to His love.