Friday, January 02, 2015

Worship - Risking yourself totally

Meanwhile, the eleven disciples were on their way to Galilee, headed for the mountain Jesus had set for their reunion. The moment they saw him they worshiped him. Some, though, held back, not sure about worship, about risking themselves totally. (Matthew 28:16-17 MSG)

In today's church "worship" is popular. "Worship" attracts. "Worship" sells! Well worship that has become synonymous with music does.

But we know really that worship is much more than singing songs to Jesus with great music, talented singers and energetic worship leaders to a background of video screens, lights & smoke machines. (even though I love all of the above)

Worship is about total and absolute surrender of everything we are and everything we have.

So rather than being critical of the few disciples who held back from worshiping Jesus in this moment, I have some respect. 

They respected Jesus and worship in that they were prepared to ask themselves the hard question. Were they prepared to risk everything?

That's in a nutshell what worship is: risking our lives for Jesus, not just glancing his way while singing about him in our pews.

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