God, the Infinite Center
Are you focused on your needs or feelings or desires, or are you able to
"tune your heart" to the mighty and loving God of creation? Today's WORSHIP
QUOTE is another from theologian Marva Dawn.
GOD: THE INFINITE CENTER
I think our churches need to do much deeper thinking about what it means to
worship God, what in means to nurture and to live the life of faith, what it
means to be a Christian community that offers alternatives to the world, and
how we can best reach out to our neighbors with the gospel and in service to
them. In order to do all that we have to stop asking which style of music to
use and ask instead what will help us keep God at the center.
God is the Subject of our worship, for he is the one who makes it possible
for us to enter into his presence; God is the one who gives us himself in the
Word, the water, the supper. How we conduct worship must teach all the
participants that and enfold them in that reality.
- Marva J. Dawn, A ROYAL "WASTE" OF TIME: THE SPLENDOR OF WORSHIPING GOD AND
BEING CHURCH FOR THE WORLD, Chapter 11, "Keeping God as the Infinite Center
of Our Worship," Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999, p. 152.
Have a great week,
Pastor of Worship and Music
Chapel Hill Bible Church
Chapel Hill, North Carolina