Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Worship




Worship is loving, being thankful.

Worship is spontaneous, voluntary.

It's not a science.

Worship is not something that can be taught or learned with theories and formulas.
We can't train for it, we can't buy it.

If worship doesn't ignite and expand in the heart, it's not worship at all,
but something man-made, not God-made.



The first disciples worshipped.
Can you imagine what it must have been like when Jesus walked the earth?
When word spread of his miracles, they ran to Jesus for help, bringing the lame, the blind,the mute, the discards of society.

Jesus healed them.

The crowds gasped, astounded, confused about how this was happening, but
knowing God was among them.

They worshiped Him.

They didn't call a committee meeting to decide proper methods of worship.
They didn't wait until Sunday when they had on their best clothing.
They probably didn't worry that they were outdoors and in public.
It really didn't matter to them that there were unbelievers in the crowd.

They worshipped their Savior, their Healer, from the heart.

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. Psalm 95:6