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Becoming a Worshipper
Series: Building A Place of Worship
Michael A. Romero
We have been talking about building a place of worship. Last week we touched on the spiritual climate in which worship thrives.
Worship thrives in the heart of someone who understands and appreciates God's grace, which is the daily outpouring of God's "inexhaustible capacity to forgive and bless" us.
Worship thrives in the heart of someone who has been made eternally alive by the power of God and understands without His provision it would not be possible.
Worship thrives in the heart of someone who sees and experiences God's activity every day through His demonstration of power, provision, protection, instruction, and guidance.
There is a hymn that expresses the kind of worship that stems from a heart who sees and appreciates these things. It is written by Sir Robert H. Grant and composed by Johann Michael Hadyn which comes out of Psalms 104. It says,
1 O Worship the King, all glorious above,
And gratefully sing His wonderful love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.
2 O tell of His might, O Sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space!
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.
3 Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light,
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.
4 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail:
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend"
Turn with me in your Bibles to the book of John the fourth chapter and twenty third verse.
23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people t ...
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