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Reaching Up in WORSHIP

Reaching Up in WORSHIP

Pastor Bobby Gray

Solid Rock Worship Center

11862 Shaner Ave NE, Cedar Springs


Those who worship regularly must guard against stale and/or routine worship. Sadly, it is all too easy for our worship to become mindless. 

In such an automatic mode of worship, we can say words, sing, or even clap or raise our hands while our minds are elsewhere. 

Point! This type of mechanical worship does not glorify The Lord. 

The Lord does not want “dry morsels” of worship. He is The Living God, and He desires worship that is genuine and passionate. 

John 4:23-24 NKJV says, “23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit [with life, passion, vitality] and truth [sincerity, genuineness].” 

It is my observation that most long-tenured saints of God do not necessarily lose their avowed sincerity in worship, but they are very prone to a declining passion in worship. 

 As people age, there will no doubt be changes in the physical demonstrations of our worship. This is often unavoidable. 

Notwithstanding, we must not permit a lessening of passion in our love for and our worship unto our Lord Jesus. 

Points! 

• Passionate Worshipers… Often find a way

• Dispassionate Worshipers… Often find an excuse

Does the worship leader and/or your Pastor always probe you to worship? (“Let’s all raise our hands,” etc.)

Or does worship flow naturally out from a genuinely grateful soul?

I would ask you, dear reader, to review your personal worship habits and typical responses during the next few days. If in honesty and transparency you realize there has been a cooling of the flame of passion in your worship, determine to purposefully become more intentional and intense in your responses to Jesus. 

I can promise you two things:

1)  You will be blessed, beyond words, for worshipping in spirit and in truth! 

2)  And you will never regret giving Him all of you!

(Excerpt from the Bible study “Reaching UP” 

written by Pastor Gray)

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