Monday, December 11, 2006

The Unquenchable Worshipper

I am just one chapter into the book "The Unquenchable Worshipper" by Matt Redman, but am already finding my heart shaped when it comes to the idea of worship. Our culture has turned worship into a happy-go-lucky event that happens an hour a week on Sunday mornings, when it is really so much more.

Worship really has nothing to do with how we are feeling. Worship is a response to all that God has done for us and for creation. Therefore, in the midst of the best or worst of times, we must continue to worship and resist the quenching of our spiritual fire. Perhaps the times of utter despair should be the times we turn to God in worship the quickest.

May we be people who fail to let the burdens of this world, and sadly, often the burdens of the church, quench our spiritual fire and keep us from worship. May we press on in praise of our God and Savior.

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