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What Is Worship??? Day 1

 

   There are many different acts of worship: singing songs, giving an offering, reading scripture, praying, being still and listening to God, etc… Assuming that you already know all these, that is not what I’m going to focus on in the posts to come.  I’m going to try and focus on when and how worship happens in our lives.  And most importantly how can we apply it to out lives, and be creatures of Godly worship.

Just a disclaimer: Some of the ideas and outlines in these blogs following came from “Teen Life Ministries” © 2004

   Jumbo Shrimp, Plastic Silverware,  Freezer Burn, Truthful Tabloid,  Sanitary Landfill, Bitter Sweet, and my favorite – Professional Wrestling,… These words are Oxymorons, words that are opposed to each other. They don’t go together.  

     When it comes to Worship there is one oxymoron, Selfish Worship.  When we worship the One true God (YAHWEH), there is nothing selfish about it.  The truth is that when we truly worship it’s not about us, It’s all about God. Wanting Worship to be about us is when we start thinking about “Our” favorite songs, “our” favorite style, “our” favorite volume level, etc…  It’s ludicrous!!!  When it becomes about what “we” want, our worship takes on a new form called “Idol worship”.  We are worshipping the Idol of ourselves, our wants, our desires.  

     Worship reminds us that it’s ALL ABOUT GOD!!  The words that we sing remind us of God.  The prayers that are prayed point us to God.  The scripture that we read reminds us of God’s promises.  And my favorite, the times of silence help us concentrate on God and His will for us.  

The Meanings about Worship:

Hebrew: (appears 172 times in the Old Testament)

   SCHACAH  – to worship and to bow down. Genesis 22:5

   BARAK  – to kneel and to bless. 1 Chronicles 29:20

   HALLAL – praise and celebration (from which hallelujah is derived). 1 Chronicles 16:4, Ezra 3:11

Greek: (148 times)
   PROSKUNEO  to worship, to kiss (like a dog licking its master’s hand),
to prostrate oneself in homage.  John 4:23, Revelation 7:11
 Do you remember blowing kisses to other people? Of course you do.  When we worship we are blowing God kisses saying, “I Love You”

English: “Worship” is a conjunction of 2 words, “Worth”-“Ship”  Meaning to give worth or find worth in God.  Also meaning, He is Worthy of our respect and Honor. 
True Worship is Directed toward others about God, and of course to God.

  “It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow.” – Calvin Coolidge
  “One goal of worship is for the chasm between ‘myself’ and God to be filled in.” – Micah Harbison
Have you worshipped today?  Have you blown a kiss to God today?  
Is there a Deep chasm between you and God?  
You may need to get on your face before a HOLY God and confess your sins and focus on your Respect for God. 
 Have a GREAT day!!!! 
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2 Responses to “What Is Worship??? Day 1”


  1. 1 hailey parker
    May 1, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    hey micah heath i know this has nothing 2 do w/ ur blog but i saw those pics of you and brandi and it made me realize anad understand part of y yall left .God puts angels in our lives and leaves them there or moves them to something greater . God put you guys in my life and yall changed me so much i know he ahs greater things in store for u guys at your new home. i really appreciate the time yal were in my life you made such an impact . I MISS YOU GUYS SO MUCH – I CANT WAIT TO SEE YALL – I LOVE YOU BUNCHES. love hailey p

  2. 2 Mom
    May 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    AMEN! BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Love you lots,
    Mom


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