I’m super excited about this week’s VLOG, “Why do we worship?”
Music | Worship has been a part of my life since before I could remember. It is my passion. #Worship
Something New This Week: Voice a bit rusty but I wanted to share one of my favorite worship songs with you. In This week’s VLOG, we added a new segment, “Come Worship With Me?” It’s raw, candid, and behind the scenes!” Hope this song blesses you, as it has blessed me. To View this week’s VLOG, click here.
This Month’s Book Recommendation is, “A Search For Significance” Robert McGee I read this book several times, and am currently re-reading it with our leadership group in the Creative Arts Department.
Robert McGee’s best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ’s love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that “should be read by every Christian.”
Study Notes (Repost From Last Week’s VLOG):
Our worship not only honors and magnifies God, but it is also for our own edification and strength. Worship helps us develop a God-like and Christ-like character. We become like unto those we admire and worship. When we worship God we tend to value what God values and gradually take on the characteristics and qualities of God, but never to His level. As Philippians 2:5 says, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ.” How do we take on the mind of Christ? In Romans 12:2 we read, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” We renew our mind as we study and meditate on God’s word and worship Him.
Praise is a response to what God does. Worship is a response to who God is. When I praise God; I thank Him for His mercy when He answers my prayers. I praise Him in response to His works, but I worship Him for who He is, simply because He is God.
I am not worshipping Him because of what He will do for me, but because of what He is to me.
In Psalm 95, we have a number of statements that tell us who God is. In vs. 1, He is called, “the Lord” and “the Rock of our salvation.” In vs. 3, He is called, “the great God” and “the great King above all gods.” In vs. 4-5 He is praised for His work as the CREATOR of all things. In vs. 6, He is “our maker.” In vs. 7, He is not just some transcendent deity, but He is “our God,” He is personal. He is our great and gentle Shepherd. In vs. 8-11, He is the God of history who called and delivered the nation of Israel.