Thursday, August 22, 2013
What is Worship?
What worship is to others, is it is an ongoing process in our faith
journeys. It isn't something we arrive at. It is a reflection of who we
are. To worship is to love and adore something through all our actions and
everything. So if we are worshipping God, it should be seen outside the
four walls we meet in on Sunday AM. AGREED....
I like the following illustration from the Unquenchable Worshipper by Matt
Redman. pg. 74
"The year is 1744. Hymn writer Charles Wesley is in Leeds, England, holding
a prayer meeting in an upstairs room. Suddenly there is a creak in the
floorboards, followed by a massive crack, and the whole floor collapses.
All 100 people crashed right through the ceiling into the room below. The
place is in chaos - some are screaming, some are crying, some just sit in
shock. But as the dust settles, Wesley, wounded and lying in a heap, cries
out, "Fear not! The Lord is with us, our lives are all safe." And then he
breaks out into the doxology: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." -
perhaps a bizarre choice of a song, considering what just happened!"
Here's the point, I would love to be like that worshipper in the midst of
crisis to respond with unstoppable praise, I just know many of those
moments I fail our Lord.