Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Our idea of Worship:

To close our eyes and lift our hands and to sing songs about Jesus for as long as possible in order to express to God our intense feelings of love and gratitude for His goodness to us.

God's idea of Worship:

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." – (Romans 12:1-2)

"Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"
– (Amos 5:23-24 )


Mark said...


Good post. I attended a worship conference recently, and had a great education on worship, and how, although it CAN involve music, SHOULD start much more with how we live our daily lives. In addition, we underestimate the power contained in our worship, and the first description you give, although accurate to what most think, deprives us of the power and wonder of worshipping God. It also makes it a purely vertical experience, forgetting that scripture mentions sharing our worship with each other. Thanks for the reminder.


Marc said...

Hear, hear! I seriously think God is uninterested and not glorified by most church services and that serving God is best done by serving one another. What does God need that we should give God anything?