Created to Worship with Awe {Link Party}

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We were created to worship with awe and reverence. We will worship someone or something. That is never more clear than at Christmas time. Between gifts and gatherings, specials featuring celebrities, and celebratory indulges . . . we’re tempted to worship the creation and not the Creator.

May we prepare our hearts and minds to worship not just this weekend, not just Christmas, but with every breath and every moment He gives.

Quotes and Verses – Created to Worship with Awe

 Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping Him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire. Hebrews 12:28–29

Stand in awe and worship
Raise a voice in worship, come adore
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords
~Jeremy Riddle

O God, we meditate on your unfailing love
    as we worship in your Temple. Psalm 48:9

“To truly love and worship our holy God, we must embrace and rejoice in the reality that he is totally different from us, totally separate from us, and purer than anything we know.” ~Adrien Siegel, at Desiring God Blog

Come, let us worship and bow down.
    Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
for He is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
    the flock under His care. Psalm 95:6–7

“God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.” ~John Piper

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  2 Corinthians 3:17

“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 art in heaven.” ~A.W.Tozer

So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.  Ephesians 1:6–7

Around the Blog

 Preparing Our Heart – Around the Blogosphere

Beauty1Are you craving peace? Visit Katherine Barrett at Just a Thought to read
her post – When We Need Peace..

Katherine recently published two books:
Grace and Fresh Ink and Walking to Bethlehem

Go over and breathe in a little of that thing your soul needs.

InspirationSarah Farish – Making Much of Him 365 
365 comes from the verse – Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5

Her post – Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
(Just Say No to Busy)
goes perfectly with this week’s theme.

MotivationPastor Bill Grandi at The Cycleguy’s Spin – describes his blog as
The ramblings of a guy whose mind is always spinning and a spinning.

In his post Reason he talks about one saying he wishes Christians would
reconsider using each Christmas.
You have to go over for yourself to find out the what and why.
I will tell – it’s really good!

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12 thoughts on “Created to Worship with Awe {Link Party}

  1. As usual, Deb, the evidence suggests that you put a lot of time into this post. I always love seeing the top stories and pics. Great quotes and scriptures. I’ve been reading so many great posts that all seem to do with slowing down and acknowledging the One who we are worshiping this season. Thanks!

    1. I agree Mary. I have been blessed by so many who have reminded me to focus on God’s love given in and through Jesus. Enjoy a blessing-filled weekend.

  2. Thanks so much, Deb, for sharing the articles, the quotes, and the link-up. Thank you, most importantly, for the reminder that our God should cause us to react with nothing short of awe for all that He has done in us and for us. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  3. This was a beautiful reminder to worship our Creator. I loved the verse you chose from Psalm 95. There is something about bowing down low that provides the best posture for worship and prayer. Blessed you joined us at The Weekend Brew.

  4. Hi Deb! Yay, you included my blog friend Bill. He’s such a great guy.

    I really experienced so much joy at church today, and I appreciated reading that praise is God’s breath given back. That’s beautiful. You never fail to inspire 🙂

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