Saturday, January 02, 2010


God Is Spirit
And His Worshipers Must Worship
In Spirit And In Truth
John 4:24

As we step into the New Year, what will be our worship like? Is it a Sunday ritual or a frenzied emotion that you can put on and take off? Is it limited to one style of music or a particular church? Most important, is more than skin deep?
God seeks those whose worship emanates from deep within. He desires legitimate praise and integrity between heart and mouth. He wants to be the One we treasure most. Most of all, He wants you.

What is worship? What does it means to present yourself as a "living sacrifice"? Is there a set time and place for it, or does it encompass ALL of our lives? Considering the priority the Bible places on true worship - and Jesus' declaration that real worship is what God is after - these are enormously important questions. Considering the central role of worship in the life of a believer, it is our entire reason for being, as well as the eternal activity of the saints in heaven, according to the Word - we might do well to consider what God wants it to be like.

Does He prefer informal or formal? Ritualistic or spontaneous? Noisy or quiet? Dignified or recklessly passionate? Nearly everyone has an opinion on these alternatives, but they aren't really the heart of the issue. What God desires most has less to do with how we express our worship than with the spirit behind it. In our adoration of our Creator, God seeks inspiration and integrity and a spirit of sacrifice. He wants our outward expression to match our inward attitudes. He wants us not to worship ignorantly, but to know who He is. He wants it to be real
(an extract from Worship The King - Chris Tiegreen)

Today, God is still seeking, searching and longing for worshipers who will choose to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24). Be that worshiper that God is after.

Be blessed - invite you to join me in worship with this inspiring song - YOU ARE THE ONE by Paul Baloche & Lincon Brewster

Blessed New Year! -TPWC


dehumob said...

Been following this blog for a while and I'd like to drop a word of appreciation for the regular posts.

It is so true that worship is not just about articulation and communication but rather about how we live our lives - “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1)

When we sing worship songs, we are merely articulating and expressing our gratitude and appreciation of who HE is in our Lives and who is being revealed to us more and more each day. That is why it is not possible to worship God if you do not KNOW Him.

Emi ni ti'n Je Emi ni - the I AM that I AM

Cdn Christiandrive said...

I will settle for a better praise and worship. I have had enough of those ritualistic Sunday Medicine. I am putting on a garment of Praise this 2010.