Worship holds a unique place among other spiritual disciplines. In a sense, one could hold worship as the crux of any list of spiritual disciplines. For the Christian, worship is both the result of one’s growth in Christ as well as the catalyst for further growth. Our study of Scripture and personal prayer time should lead us to worship. At the same time, worship should fuel our passion for missions, evangelism, fasting, and other disciplines. 


Quotes on Worship

"If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship." — Michael Catt

“The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You’ll feel more patient and less pressured.” ― Rick Warren

“I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.” ― A.W. Tozer

“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” ― Francis Chan

“Human beings by their very nature are worshipers. Worship is not something we do; it defines who we are. You cannot divide human beings into those who worship and those who don’t. Everybody worships; it’s just a matter of what, or whom, we serve.” ― Paul David Tripp

“You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside.” ― Oswald Chambers

 

Excerpt from Isaac Watts’ Letter to My Children (1685), point #5

Know this, that as you must worship God, so it must be in his own way, with true worship and in a right manner: that is, according to the rules of the gospel, and not according to the inventions or traditions of men. Consider, that idolatry and superstition are both abominable to God. Now idolatry is the worshipping of idols, images, pictures, or any creatures or representations, as the heathens do; or crucifixes and consecrated bread, as the papists do. Either to worship these as God; or to worship God by and under them, as the children of Israel did the molten calf; or to worship God in a false manner — is idolatry; and no idolaters must enter into heaven. Superstition is to make additions of ordinances or ceremonies to God’s worship more than he hath appointed, though they have ever so fair pretences for them. Take heed, my children, of these things. It is not enough to say that such things are not forbidden in scripture; but you must see whether they are commanded there, or else obey them not.

 

Resources

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Indescribable
Louie Giglio

Indescribable, by pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman, takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul. They intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship, an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ.

 

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The Unquenchable Worshipper
Matt Redman

This book is about a certain kind of worshipper. Unquenchable. Unstoppable. Undignified. Undone. On a quest to bring glory and pleasure to God, these worshippers will not allow themselves to be distracted or defeated. They long for their hearts, lives and songs to be the kind of offerings God is looking for. At life’s apex or at it’s lowest ebb, an unquenchable worshipper is one who rests in an underlying trust in God and worships before an audience of One. Enter the place where your fire for God cannot be washed away. Become an unpredictable, undivided, unquenchable worshipper. 

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Comments

  1. Greg Wack says

    I loved the quotes. The ones from Tozer, Chambers, and Watts especially. They all point toward worship as being an outward expression of what’s happening in our soul. Isaac Watts’ instruction grabbed my heart. We do tend to let some what Watts is talking about be criteria for judging worship. Is worship nature? Or, nurture?

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