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Thirsty Thursday

March 26, 2009

thirsty-worship

In his book The Unquenchable Worshiper, Matt Redman says “This world is full of fragile loves – love that abandons, love that fades, love that divorces, love that is self-seeking, but the unquenchable worshiper is different.  From a heart so amazed by God and his wonders burns a love that will not be extinguished.  It survives any situation and lives through any circumstance.  It will not allow itself to be quenched, for that would heap insult on the love it lives in response to.”

Unquenchable worship is worship that can not be extinguished by anything.  An unquenchable worshiper is someone who chooses to worship God regardless of the situation around him or her.

There have been times when I didn’t “feel” like worshiping.  But if we live our life based on our feelings we wouldn’t do much, would we?

What I have found is that it is those times that I didn’t “feel” like worshiping, that I most needed to worship.  And as I worship, God stirs my spirit and refuels my longing to worship.

For the Christian, worshiping God isn’t an option.  It is a command.

Psalm 29:2  “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness”

Psalm 96:9 “Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.”

Hebrews 12:28-29 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

When we allow God to open our eyes to see His wonder and majesty and fill our heart with His overwhelming love, we cannot help but stand in awe of His indescribable radiant glory.

When we understand even just a minuscule part of who God is, we cannot help ourselves!  We MUST worship.  And that desire to worship God and grow closer to God becomes an unstoppable, unquenchable wild fire within us.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2009 2:18 pm

    “There have been times when I didn’t “feel” like worshiping. But if we live our life based on our feelings we wouldn’t do much, would we?”

    No.

  2. March 26, 2009 3:48 pm

    “For the Christian, worshiping God isn’t an option. It is a command.” AMEN!

    Love this! This is the REAL heart of worship… unquenchable!

    Really good book too… I think I need to re-read it…. So good 🙂

  3. March 27, 2009 4:29 pm

    Great post. It is definitely a command to worship God. We certainly wouldn’t do nearly as much for God and for others, if we only worshipped and worked for God when we felt like it.

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