The capacity for worship distinguishes human beings from all other forms of life on our planet. We are the only species that wonders, that asks questions of the universe, that has an innate sense that, somewhere, there is One who deserves our homage. We try to fill an inner need by ‘worshipping’ the rich and famous, the super-heroes, pop idols, film stars, sports giants and so on. Some magazines are shrines, dedicated to ‘stroking’ this need, to fuelling fires of adoration – and envy.
Such things will never fully satisfy the heart. We were made in the image and likeness of Yahweh Himself (Genesis 1: 26-27) and, ultimately, our worship belongs to Him. Scripture teaches us that we should worship Him in the Holy Spirit and in the Name of Yahshua, His Son. That ordinary people can meet together to worship Divinity is extremely awesome, but, astonishingly, it is acceptable. Oswald Sanders describes worship as “…the bowing of our innermost spirit before Him in deepest humility and reverence.” He also wrote, “Worship flows from love. Where love is meagre worship will be scant. Where love is deep, worship will be spontaneous and overflowing.”
In that simple meeting room with my ordinary brothers and sisters, miraculously, I meet with the Most High; infinitely humbling, incredibly precious, but it is so. May we consistently cultivate fresh understandings of the greatness of Yahweh and the beauty of Yahshua that worship may flow out from rich depths of love.
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