To Worship Is to Change
TO WORSHIP IS TO CHANGE
Just as worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. If
worship does not propel us into greater obedience, it has not been worship.
To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change. Resentments cannot be
held with the same tenacity when we enter his gracious light. As Jesus says,
we need to leave our gift at the altar and go set the matter straight
(Matthew 5:23, 24). In worship an increased power steals its way into the
heart sanctuary, an increased compassion grows in the soul. To worship is to
- Richard Foster, THE CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: THE PATH TO SPIRITUAL
GROWTH, Chapter 11, "The Discipline of Worship," HarperSanFrancisco, 1988, p.
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