Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Worship or Worshipers?

I don't think that God is so interested in being worshiped, like some egomaniac, but in worshipers. God knows that when you begin to see Him as He is, the only response is worship. In finding worshipers, God finds those who see Him. And only those whose hearts are pure will see Him.


Anonymous said...

I really like this thought... and agree 99%. But I feel like we need to add to it. If God is worthy of worship and is as amazingly magnificent as we claim, it would go against how we are designed to not worship Him, and would hurt us because we were built to be honest, and honesty requires worship.

It is not that God wants worship because He likes it, but rather because there is no other honest heart response to Him other than worship...

Steven Ganz said...

Wow! You agree more with what I say than I do... And I agree wholeheartedly with your 1%! It is contrary to our intended design to withhold worship from The-One-Who-Made-It-All.

Steven Ganz said...

Which of course will hurt, like trying to pound in a nail with a wrench.

mamma said...

A Quote from the blog "rethinking worship"
For who He is
2 Cor 12:9 9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Don’t let what’s wrong with you prevent you from worshiping what’s right with God. We all have our mistakes, sins, inadequacies, temptations, guilt, regret and failures. However, none of those disqualify God from being praised. That is why it is vital that we worship God for who He is. We don’t worship solely because of how He makes us feel. If that were the case we could cease praise because “we’re into it” or “I don’t feel God today” or “The worship leader just isn’t anointed.”

Pursue God and worship with a vigor that bypasses personal disposition. Jesus is worthy no matter what.

2 Tim 2:1 “( your name here ) be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus.”

Thought this fits well in our discussion,