Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Words of Wisdom for the Weekend {Unceasing Worshipers and Continuous Outpourers}



"We then, created in God's image, are also unceasing worshippers and continuous outpourers. [Harold] Best says:
'We are created continuously outpouring. Note that I did not say we were created to be continuous outpourers. Nor can I dare imply that we were created to worship. This would suggest that God is an incomplete person whose need for something outside himself (worship) completes his sense of himself. It might not even be safe to say that we were created for worship, because the inference can be drawn that worship is a capacity that can be separated out and eventually regulated to one of several categories of being. I believe it is strategically important, therefore, to say that we were created continuously outpouring--we were created in that condition, at that instant, imago [image of God].'
Worship is not merely an aspect of our being but the essence of our being . . .
Our worship never stops and starts. It's not limited to a building which we attend sacred meetings and sing worship songs. Rather, our entire life is devoted to pouring ourselves into someone or something. Saying it another way, we're "unceasing worshippers" We aren't created to worship, but rather we're created worshipping.

Everything is life is sacred, and nothing is secular. It's a lie from Satan that life can be compartmentalized in such a way. Everyone--from atheists to Christians--worships unceasingly. In the eyes of God, our choices, values, expenditures, words, actions, and thoughts are all acts of worship. They make up our identity. The only question is, what is your object of worship?"

~Mark Driscoll, "Who Do You Think You Are?"

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{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}



4 comments:

  1. Lovely words, this brightened my day!

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  2. Could not agree more. My days would be empty without prayerful conversation with our Lord.

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  3. Great photo and great words. Truthful. Thank you.

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  4. Beautiful! Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Brew!

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