Sunday, May 26, 2013

Worship

 


"When we begin to glimpse the reality of God, the natural reaction is to worship him. Not to have that reaction is a fairly sure sign that we haven't yet really understood who he is or what he's done.”

"That is what worship is all about. It is the glad shout of praise that arises to God the creator and God the rescuer from the creation that recognizes its maker, the creation that acknowledges the triumph of Jesus the Lamb. That is the worship that is going on in heaven, in God's dimension, all the time. The question we ought to be asking is how best we might join in.”

- from Simply Christian, by N.T. Wright




Psalm 95

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 
 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
    and extol him with music and song.
 
 For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods. 
 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to him. 

 The sea is his, for he made it,
    and his hands formed the dry land.
 Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 
 for he is our God
    and we are the people of his pasture,
    the flock under his care.

Today, if only you would hear his voice, 
 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,
    as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness, 
 where your ancestors tested me;
    they tried me, though they had seen what I did. 

 For forty years I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’ 
 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”



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13 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome praise.

Marti said...

What an awesome God that I serve!

Mama Hen said...

Beautiful! The picture is heavenly! :) Have a great weekend!

mama Hen

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful rays of light. they always make me think of God. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I agree a great message and a beautiful photo. I wish you a very blessed day. sandie♥

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet said...

Amen!

Sandra said...

the photo is a praise song all by itself. so beautiful. so is the psalm

Bluebell Woods said...

I grabbed your button. Loved the Psalm you chose here. One of my favourites.
Janice

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

So beautiful,Love it!!

Donna said...

I get goosebumps whenever I see a magnificent photo like that, with the sunlight beaming through the clouds! I call them God rays, LOL.

Debra Hawkins said...

Beautiful.

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful post. Blessings to you and yours this holiday weekend.

J_on_tour said...

"... how best we might join in." What a great phrase that is to inspire worship. a top Psalm to supplement it too. Interesting how it is also laced with warnings a little like Romans 1.

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