Pastor Kent 6/2019

Worship Matters
Once A.W. Tozer asked, “What is worship? Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe and astonished wonder and overpowering love in the presence of that most ancient Mystery, that Majesty which philosophers call the First Cause, but which we call Our Father Which Are in Heaven.”
Worship is something that brings us into a deeper intimacy with God. In worship we can get lost in the awe and wonder of who God is. Even if others are around us. Worship tends to take us deeper than praise. Praise, of course, is the channel which brings us into the sphere of worship. They often look just like each other. One of the biggest problems why people do not worship is because they have a pride problem. Ever heard these statements: “I just can’t worship to this new music!” Or, “I just can’t worship to that old music!” Here the problem is not the music, it’s the heart of the individual. Pride says, “I want my way. That’s the only way.” Worship is not based upon what we sing; it is based upon whom were singing to. I understand we all have different tastes in music, but we can’t let that keep us from worshipping our creator! A proud man cannot worship a Holy God. In Isaiah 6:3 the Seraphim flying around the throne are crying out “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.” They each have six wings and with two they cover their face from the brilliant glory of God. With two more they cover their feet because they know they are on holy ground. With the other two they fly around the throne to encircle God with constant praise and adoration.
I close with another quote from A.W. Tozer. He said, “It is in the presence of the Holy Spirit that I begin to recognize what a sinful man that I really am. The apostle Paul said, “Woe is me!” Isaiah cried, “Woe is me!” when he came into the presence of God. They were experiencing the mysterious wonder of that One who is incomprehensible.”
Yours In Worship,
Pastor Kent Wilson