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It must be a priority for those that are seeking healing in their lives, as well. Should we be afraid of the presence of such a God? I want to have a humble attitude. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way. Isaiah 6:1–4—Vision of worship and praise in heaven. To truly worship God, we must let go of our self-worship. It is impossible to answer this question in a million pages of writing beyond the statement, ‘He is the Almighty God.’ Think of the One who by a mere word of His mouth spoke the great and expansive galaxies in place (Genesis 1)! With that regulation comes sanctions, and with sanctions punitive penalties. When my grandkids look up at me and smile, it lights up my heart. The Cambridge English dictionary defines attitude as ‘a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a behavior that is caused by this.’, The Oxford dictionary has more on what attitude means: ‘settled way of thinking or feeling about something.’ This online dictionary goes further to give the word attitude the following synonyms: ‘point of view, view, viewpoint, vantage point, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at things, school of thought, outlook, angle, slant, perspective, reaction, stance, standpoint, position, inclination, orientation, approach.’. I submit that at the end of the day when all has been said and done, it is a more fundamental question that goes beyond the expression of worship, to the very eligibility of the supposed worshiper. They say still waters run deep; that worship may not be highly gesticulating, frenzied and light-hearted does not at all take away from its joy. We must be willing to humble ourselves before God, surrender every part of our lives to His control, and adore Him for who He is, not just what He has done. ii) A question of a new nature and new tastes: All we have presented with respect to what Christian joy looks like may still not settle well with people who are accustomed to other forms of worship expressions and the kick they derive from them. Your email address will not be published. The people had no taste whatsoever for the things of God. Nadab and Abihu paid with their own lives for presumptive irreverence before God (Leviticus 10:1-4).The people of Israel insisted on appearing before the Lord, and when their petulance was granted, it was an experience they regretted. This terrible reality grips Isaiah when he is given a glimpse of proceedings of worship in the very precincts of heaven itself in Isaiah 6:1-3. Has that God changed? He is also the Principal of Wisdom Training Centre Schools of Theology and Ministry. He deserves enthusiastic worship from his people, and this should be our hearts’ desire for Him. I think some of the best song lyrics come from the deepest sorrows and tragedies. Attitude of Praise: Praise the Lord Medley: Let There be Glory and Honor and Praises: I Worship You: Great Name: Say the Name Medley: God of All Gods: Out of His Great Love: Love Grew Where the Blood Fell: Thank You Medley: I Just Call It Home I want to die to my pride and get my self-worth from my relationship with God. A clear understanding of what we mean by attitude therefore becomes essential. Again we must answer this in the negative. The first is authority, and here we saw from the evidence of scripture that God insists on being approached and worshiped when he authorizes it, in the manner he authorizes it and with the elements or things he authorizes. Some say worship is not what it used to be. Naturally the question comes to mind: What has changed? Worship is. When I read through the Psalms, I am sometimes shocked at the honesty of the writers! Mandy shares some basic ways to incorporate little bits of praise into our daily routine! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips…’ (Isaiah 6:5). We read of them desiring the onions and garlic of slavery. 13:15). I believe that if you really understand who God is, reverence and awe will naturally be a part of your attitude. You see then how the terrain has completely changed? As Wife and Mom, we have a lot to do with the attitudes of our home. Worship is simply an attitude of the believer’s heart. People from all walks of life thronged that concert, both believers and unbelievers and our political class, notorious for lewd, immoral, and sometimes even illegal behavior, were there. He is a multi-gifted international motivational speaker, author of more than 20 books and business consultant addressing critical issues affecting every aspect of human, social and spiritual development. We set the firm foundation of what worship means on a daily basis to the Christian and then consider the role of praise. We have thus far identified two key issues which make for the […], Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, a village in the county of Essex in the east of England, on 19 June, 1834. But, even if I never sense that He is close, God is pleased when I seek Him. 15 processo metamorfico Ailwigh. ‘As a deer pants for the after brooks so does my soul pant for thee, Oh Lord’ (Psalm 42:1). But how can we square this obvious truth with the heavily regulated, even restrictive portrait we have this far painted of Biblical worship? God wants our worship and our love for Him to be with our whole heart! Living a daily lifestyle in keeping with God's commandments is also a form of praise and worship. Praise is easy; worship is not. This is a statement made in the midst of dire straits, of battles within and without. He knows when we have been hurt. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come. Returning to Isaiah’s experience, we read that when the prophet saw God’s fearful holiness for what it really was, his reaction was not trite celebration in music. Get your praise ready people, because # WhenStreetWorship2020 is here and this time, , bringing praise right to the street The One who fills the heavens and says the earth is His mere foot stool is the One we purport to worship (Isaiah 66.1). God loves it when His children are full of joy. I. Commitment to learning. We also read: ‘I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, is will enter His courts with praise…’ (Psalm 100:4). Physical manifestations of praise might include singing, dancing, the raising of hands, bowing, the playing of instruments and other forms. Rather it is a complete way of life for one who follows Christ. A praise and worship leader's life, as viewed by the congregation on a daily basis, has as much or more effect on the worship attitude of the congregation as a well-planned flow of music and singing from the worship team. Worship gets to the heart of who we are. Sample David in the house of God, seated and speaking alone with God and almost in holy whispers (2 Samuel 7:18-29), and what you see is a portrait of a man who is so thankful, and so joyful he can do no better than sit and express his innermost feelings before the Lord. One professor disparaged the God of the Old Testament as an old grandfather desperately in need of anger management classes. When you have an attitude of praise, you won't be able to outrun the goodness of God because what you send up, comes back down. A clear understanding of what we mean by … Elly has a passion for biblical truth and the recovery of the authentic gospel in Kenya and Africa. Their humanness shows through. It is not uncommon to hear within charismatic worship services the outlandish claim that God created man to fill His own need to be worshiped and I have heard not a few times preachers and ‘worship leaders’ present, as a ground for worship, the idea that God was lonely being all by Himself in eternity with no one to worship Him and with whom to fellowship. Having a grateful heart is huge! We come to God as puny, sinful, unworthy little worms, who are before God accounted as nothing (Daniel 4:34-35), but who have been highly favored with an appearance before an Almighty God. Praise and worship clearly go beyond something we do in church or at a concert. The assumption is that these ladies and gentlemen are gifted worshipers; they have something valuable to bring to worship. How casualness looks and sounds incongruous, disorder, assumption and presumptions are rendered dangerous? When I was taking my theology course at the Pastor’s Theological College in Nairobi, my lecturer advised us that when we engage on any issue, it is essential for the purpose of clarity that we define what we mean by the terms we employ. You have in the minds of many professing Christians a mellowed God, whose rough edges have been smoothed by the coming of Christ, and the ushering in of the era of grace. Lesson 1. In the age of the seeker friendly movement, the worship service is all designed for the people and not for God. Sometimes in our need for informality we forget who God is. happy. (The Attitudes of Worship). Ron Kenoly enjoyed this sort of description until he fell from the limelight (as they all must at some point). Frankly, I don’t want to go through life without passion. Something drastic must have changed, shifted or been moved to explain such a difference. Humility and an awareness of our own unworthiness: This frame of mind is essential to worship. This is the kind of joy scripture refers to as ‘unspeakable and full of glory’ (I Peter 1:8). INTRODUCTION 1. Sample the same worshiping King in Psalm 63:1-11. .”. But, I have come to learn that having a proper attitude in life and in worship is so important! There may be worship everywhere really, but there are such people as true and false worshipers. Because he is a creature of our own making, we devise how we worship him and He will have no choice but to accept that which we bring to Him; He really answers to us, and not us to him. We used another illustration of hardware and software to press that distinction. God doesn’t want us to feel that way. In this context the big word is attitude. With this liberty, the world has been brought into the church, and the worship of God turned into something not much different to a disco scene and reveling spot. 28:19, […]. 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