Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Instructions Enclosed

Worship Wednesday is brought to you by Sista Cala.

Some time back my sister bought a new computer desk. It was one of those kind that comes in a box and you put it together yourself. She probably could have done it, but she knew I would enjoy doing it for her. It wasn't difficult, especially when I took time to read the instructions and look at the pictures.

Having a pattern really expedites the completion of any project. Sure, some folks are naturally gifted or mechanically inclined. Others go to school and learn their trade. Both types of people benefit from the experiences of others. Many times the advice of an accomplished artisan can save a lot of time or cut down on the effort required to use a certain tool. Listening to a sage can make the difference in a functional piece and one that is both functional and beautiful.

There are many styles and components of worship. Every church will have a different presentation. Even in liturgical services, there will be varying nuances with each individual. The important thing is that we worship. We must give honor to whom honor is due. If we are going to choose components of worship we should glean from a format that is proven to be acceptable in the sight of the Lord. The following verses in Revelation give a basic pattern that is without a doubt, honorable in the sight of the Lord.

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11

"Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Revelation 5:13, 14

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice and give honor to him:" Revelation 19:6,7

Nothing fancy here, just a unified group of folks giving God the glory for being Himself. Just take a moment and read these verses aloud as worship unto Him today.


C. H. Green said...

I often think about what heaven will be like. Thanks for giving us a glimpse, so we can begin the praise down here in great anticipation.

Dawn said...

Great thoughts. Thank you!

I have finally finished Part 8 of Kev's and my story and today was able to post the meme you tagged me for. Have a blessed day!