Last Friday Andrew brought a message on what true worship is.
The Websters definition says that Worship is to honour with ‘extravagant love’ and ‘extreme submission’. And our Worship Pastor Nathan says from Matt Redman that Worship is a response, and it will grow or shrink in direct proportion to our view of Him.
I heard some research on the recovery of patients from Gall Bladder treatment, the outcome was that patients who had a view of landscape recovered much quicker than patients who had a view of a brick wall. The truth here is that we are limited by our vision and what we can see.
What we see, our view, the lense we wear to view and know God is so vitally important! If we have a healthy loving view of the Father our response to him will be strong and positive. It is so essential that we work through the misconceptions we have of God and see Him as one who desires to know us and be known by us to shower us with love and favor.
And so we must learn to worship God for who he is and not what he does for us, may we not be people that only respond well to what we can get, that is what spoilt children do.
I leave you with the question, what are you extremely submitted to? What takes your time, what are you happy to give yourself to? And what do you show extravagant love to? This will give an indicator of any potential idols, these may be computer games, Netflix, social media, money, anything. Let it be God. As Psalm 96:9 says ‘Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.’