Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you a worshipper first? My friend Dan just asked what my mission statement is, so I jotted this down as he brought this topic up.

What and who you worship is so crucial. Not "if" you will, because I'm convinced that all individuals worship someone or something. Is there something else or some other ministry you seek to do first? Why? Ever deeply thought of why.. regarding this?

Kurt's mission statement:  To better worship n know God, to edify believers so they'll better worship n know God, and to better make God known to unbelievers so they'll start to worship n know God.. and then do all this better.

It's upwards, inwards and outwards (In that order including outwards [biblical evangelism] cuz it's the natural outgrowth of seeking God). If you don't have a mission statement, feel free to borrow mine. 

You were primarily made for God Himself.. yes, for and to the praise of God's glory.. not to your glory.
Worship of God through Christ is your first priority ministry. No other ministry or duty or activity is to come before this. Not rejected. You and I are here.. "To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved." Eph. 1:6

"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men." ~ C.S. Lewis

"There is, however, equally great incentive to worship and love God in the thought that, for some unfathomable reason, He wants me as His friend, and desires to be my friend, and has given His Son to die for me in order to realize this purpose. not merely that we know God, but that He knows us." ~ J.I. Packer

"Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven." ~ John Wesley

"That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory." Eph. 1:12-14

"Let them praise the name of the Lord: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven." Ps. 148:13

"You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him." ~ A.W. Tozer

"We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal." ~ J.I. Packer

"Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His glory is above the earth and heaven." Ps. 148:13


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"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matt. 6:33

"...who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of His glory." Eph. 1:14
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