Making sense of Worship: GOD IS SEEKING TRUE WORSHIPERS

October 21, 2015
Devotional

This is our final post in a 4 part series entitled Making Sense of Worship.  

"Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped.” 

- Dr. Jack Hayford, Foursquare Church

 

God not only defines true worship, but is also seeking those who will engage him in a worship relationship. To be clear, God’s search for worshipers does not begin with his need to be worshipped, but with our need to worship him. The power of true worship is that it transforms us by bringing us into a deeper understanding of who God is, what he does, and who we were created to be. As God reveals himself and we acknowledge his greatness, our due response is to come into alignment with His desires for us.

"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:1-2

God does not require that true worshippers be the most charismatic, most musical or most creative people. Above all else, He is seeking those whose hearts will be completely surrendered to him. Such people become the place of worship that God desires and also the place where he will make His power and presence known.

Hopefully, through this series we've shed some light on the importance of making sense of worship and how we can learn to honor God in a greater way.

Reflection

In light of this series, send us your best explanation of how you understand worship.

Discussion Question:
Justin Gray

Justin is the director of Every Nation Music and has a wealth of experience in the music industry as well as in the local church. His experience includes writing and producing with artists such as Citipointe Live, 3WB (The Winans), Out of Eden, and Mary Mary.

Song Credits: "Heart Open Wide" (Doxology, 2016), "Wings" (Wings, 2015), "O Mighty One" (Doxology, 2016), "Doxology" (Doxology, 2016)

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