Thursday, August 11, 2011

a worshipFULL life propels us

"Just as worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. If worship does not propel us into greater obedience, it has not been worship." Richard Foster

"In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you're pretending or putting on. It's got to be an overflow of your heart..... Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God." Matt Redman

It's not about legalism, it's about having a life so full of gratitude for who God is and what He has done, that you must respond.  I don't think God cares how long my list of thanks is, how high I raise my hands, or how loud I sing if I don't do my best to treat people the way He wants them to be treated, to get out of my comfort zone, to let go of selfishness, to do the difficult things that I don't want to do... that is a worshipFULL life.

I don't have it all together.
I snap at people when I shouldn't, I get impatient in grocery store lines, I roll my eyes at things I overhear. But I'm learning.  I want to change.
And by His grace, as He fills me with more of Himself, the transformation begins.





4 comments:

  1. I'm learning to. It's so encouraging to know that I'm not alone in the journey...

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  2. Beautiful! I work on these aspects every day, too! I have thought for years now, that worship is a LIFESTYLE....not an act you do once a week at church. We are called to live lives of WORSHIP! :)

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  3. love this friend. by his grace alone... your heart is beautiful. xo

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