“Te Deum” 5/15/2019 Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”

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Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”  @  https://seizetheday-blog.com

Original post @   https://seizetheday-blog.com/2019/05/14/te-deum-4/#more-4228

Te Deum

“Worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire”  Hebrews 12:28 (NIV)

Te Deum is Latin for “You are God”. It’s arguably one of the best definitions of worship. For Te Deum calls attention to some essential principles of worship. It reminds us that:

Worship begins, not with us, but with God. For worship to begin with God, it must be moored to His Story. The center piece of worship must be the Bible. His life words must direct worship. We cannot do or say whatever we want in worship. Worship must be biblically grounded, informed and directed. It’s not about me or my preferences. Worship is about Him; about the surrender of my will to His will, about the alignment of my ways to His ways. Worship is God initiated. God is the musician, we are the instruments. God is the breath, that’s why we sing.

Worship is cultivated by love. Heartless worship is no worship at all. Without love our worship is null and void. Worship must spring from the heart; from a heart in tune with God’s heart. For worship is the harmony of grace; the melody of lives redeemed and souls restored by the three in One and One in three. Worship thrives where love thrives. It thrives where kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness thrive. It thrives when we do not delight in evil but rejoice in the truth (cf. 1 Corinthians 13:6).

Pride is the primary stumbling block to worship. When we crave attention, secretly see ourselves as better than others, or see the failures of others without being overwhelmed by our own spiritual need, we build a wall that separates us from God. The worship that God finds acceptable comes from “a broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17). Worship begins when sinners repent. Confession of sin is essential for worship. When we confess our guilt we can move on; grace and gratitude can ensue.

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P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !!  If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

 

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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1 Response to “Te Deum” 5/15/2019 Written by Dr. Lawson Murry for “SEIZE The DAY”

  1. Worship thrives where love thrives! This couldn’t be said more succinctly!

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