Saturday, June 25, 2005

Worship....

Well, it is time to get back into action after missing several months... working away from home is not by God's design.... it is a struggle for me, but especially my family. Catching up on some email today, and the following two items from Bro. Linton Smith's email list spoke to me.... worship is an everyday thing, not just something we do on Sunday or Wednesday evening. As Christians, we are to worship and act like Christians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.... Don't let busyness and the world rob you of your time with the Lord. And don't take off your Christian armour at the end of the day; that is the time that Satan will get ya!!!

Worship: Worship Seven Days a Week

“But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.”
― Habakkuk 2:20

So I've got to tell you that if you do not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week. There is no such thing known in heaven as Sunday worship unless it is accompanied by Monday worship and Tuesday worship and so on...

We come into God's house and say, "The Lord is in His holy temple, let us all kneel before Him." Very nice. I think it's nice to start a service that way once in a while. But when any of you men enter your office Monday morning at 9 o'clock, if you can't walk into that office and say, "The Lord is in my office, let all the world be silent before Him," then you are not worshiping the Lord on Sunday. If you can't worship Him on Monday you didn't worship Him on Sunday. If you don't worship Him on Saturday you are not in very good shape to worship Him on Sunday.

From A.W. Tozer’s: Tozer on Worship and Entertainment, pp. 9,24.

"Lord, permeate my whole life with a spirit of worship― all week long, every day. Amen."

Worship: Discharging Our Obligation

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.”
― Ephesians 5:8-10

I have to be faithful to what I know to be true, so I must tell you that if you will not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week...

Too many of us try to discharge our obligations to God Almighty in one day― usually one trip to church. Sometimes, nobly, we make it two trips to church, but it's all on the same day when we have nothing else to do― and that's supposed to be worship. I grant you, sir, that it can be true worship, provided that on Monday andTuesday and the other days you also experience the blessings of true worship.

I do not say that you must be at church all of the time―how could you be?

You can worship God at your desk, on an elevated train,or driving in traffic. You can worship God washing dishes or ironing clothes. You can worship God in school, on the basketball court. You can worship God in whatever is legitimate and right and good...

So that's all right. We can go to church and worship. But if we go to church and worship one day, it is not true worship unless it is followed by continuing worship in the days that follow.

From A.W. Tozer’s: The Tozer Pulpit, Volume 1, pp. 51-52.

"Father, I pray that today You might give me a sense of Your presence wherever I am, in whatever I'm doing. Direct my heart to worship You throughout the day. Be pleased and accept that worship as a genuine expression of my heartfelt gratitude and awe. Amen."

1 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

I'm glad you're back, Honskins. I'm very proud of you!!!

7:51 PM  

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