Worship…To ascribe worth to god…

Emphasis on giving not receiving

“True worship then is worship from the inside out. In reaction to dull, routine, lifeless, boring worship services, many who yearn for a more meaningful, gratifying religious experience, are crying out that we need more emotion, more feeling in our worship to God. I do not necessarily disagree with that assessment, but there is a real danger in trying to produce with external techniques that which must emanate from the heart. Robert Turner was correct when he said: “Often our efforts to “improve” the worship are only efforts to regulate the form, and have little or nothing to do with improving the hearts out of which true worship must come. Some react to the “cold formality” of worship by proposing bizarre emotion-stirring props. What is more “artificial” than lighting effects, “mood” music, or tricky little antiphonal songs that force participation upon some person who could not be moved by the love of God. How is the “hypocrisy of traditional services” helped by providing a better mask — an emotional screen — that can not take the place of genuine worship….Improving the worship is part and parcel of the whole job of turning people to God, getting them to partake of the divine nature. It is not the “service” that needs changing, it is the people that must be changed — to new creatures, truly converted. These will worship God acceptably” (“?You Know What?,” Plain Talk, 9:1:7). To solve the problem of habitual, routine, formalistic, ritualistic, worship with external techniques (gadgets, gimmicks, and games) is to use a Band-Aid when what we really need is open-heart surgery.”t http://www.bible.ca/ef/topical-what-the-bible-says-about-worship.htm

Wow this really sums up how i have been feeling the last few years.


About cornstalk
Corn. Singer. Nurse. Lover of music. Pursuing God (trying...). Secluded. Pianist. Wannabe gypsy. Silly.

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