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
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
Preparing Our Heart – Around the Blogosphere
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.
Sarah 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.
Pastor 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!
You know what time it is…
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