Best 1 355 of Worship quotes - MyQuotes
Be formless. As long as your "I" is asserted, it will be an idol of worship
Living for your purposes warrants eternal blessings
Lailah Gifty Akita
My heart filled with endless praise.
N. T. Wright
To enjoy worship for its own sake, or simply out of a cultural appreciation of the 'performance' (whether of Byrd or heavy rock), would be like Moses coming upon the burning bush and deciding to cook his lunch on it.
Michael W. Smith
In terms of worship, I think we ought to have the right people leading.
Never disregard people, regardless of their beliefs, because we all carry God’s likeness
Worship of Jesus is rather harmless and risk-free; actually following Jesus changes everything.
Man is the centrality of God’s purpose on earth
The liturgy is the place where we wait for Jesus to show up. We don't have to do much. The liturgy is not an act of will. It is not a series of activities designed to attain a spiritual mental state. We do not have to apply will pressure. To be sure, like basketball or football, it is something that requires a lot of practice--its rhythms do not come naturally except to those who have been rehearsing them for years. On some Sundays the soul will indeed battle to even pay attention. In the normal course of worship, we do not have to conjure up feelings or a devotional mood; we are not required to perform the liturgy flawlessly. Such anxious effort... blind us to what is really going on. We do have to show up, and we cannot leave early. But if we will dwell there, remain in place, wait patiently, Jesus will show up.
You can tell Rook his statue's become something like the patron saint for Our Lady, and you can see whores there night and day, praying for safe childbirth and protection from diseases and the like. Though why they think he's the man to go to for that kind of help is beyond me. Just thought he might like to know there're whores on their knees in front of them- so I guess that goes back to what I was saying about things never changing.
...I can think of other forms of worship than loving you, but none that make me feel so fulfilled...
Everyone should be seen as a carrier of God’s nature
Boyd K. Packer
Music can set an atmosphere of worship which invites [the] spirit of revelation, of testimony.
My finger can point to the moon, but my finger is not the moon. You don't have to become my finger, nor do you have to worship my finger. You have to forget my finger, and look at where it is pointing.
Until you believe in yourself, it does not matter how much you believe in God
Everything in existence has a purpose
Most of the church landscape in my lifetime has been heavily invested in trying to do something for Jerry or Sherri or some other icon of unchurchness. The problem is that they have been only about themselves from the moment they could wail for their mothers, and the decision to give them at church what they can find in any self-help book appears now as a choice to abandon the One in whose honor the church gathers. What they need is to be set free from themselves with finality and to be lost in the awesome wonder of the manifest presence of God. It was never God’s desire that He would sit on the sideline and watch us frantically devise impressive ways to reach people or simply hold the line on orthodoxy as though faithfulness can exist in a vacuum apart from fruitfulness. God is the Matter of first importance! Can you say that about your current weekly encounter with church?
To make the State your god is to worship an idol, for the State is a man-made creation arising naturally out of tribal communion; but the soul, if such there be, is a god-made miracle and above all national or patriotic standards – the supreme and eternal reality.
Michael Bassey Johnson
If you were destined to be a poet, then you won't brainstorm for lines that rhymes. If you were destined to be a celebrity, then you shouldn't start searching for fans. If you are truly a god, then let others worship you!
...small bits of our day are profoundly meaningful because they are the site of our worship. The crucible of our formation is in the monotony of our daily routines.
Humans are the world’s greatest treasure
It is impossible to worship God and remain unchanged
We glorify God when we celebrate people’s gifts
God will not come from Heaven to help us, but He’ll use the people around us for that
The only way to practicalize your love for God is by helping and loving others
Lailah Gifty Akita
God is very great. God is splendour. God is majestic.
God is God. If He is God, He is worthy of my worship and my service. I will find rest nowhere but in His will, and that will is infinitely, immeasurably, unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.
Everyone ought to worship God according to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force.
Truth could never be wholly contained in words.
Service to humanity has no alternative
Time is the content of life
Our daily prayer ought to be: Please universe, help me help myself and help me show others how to help themselves.
One of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous creations is his painting of The Last Supper. It is said that while Leonardo da Vinci was working on the painting he got into an argument with a fellow painter. Leonardo da Vinci was so mad at this colleague that in anger and out of spite he painted that man's face as the face of Judas in his painting of the upper room Supper. But then, having completed that, Leonardo da Vinci turned to paint the face of Christ and he could not do it. It wouldn't come. He couldn't visualize it. He couldn't paint the face of Christ. He put down his paintbrush and went to find the man from whom he was estranged. He forgave him; they reconciled with one another; they both apologized. They both forgave. That very evening Leonardo da Vinci had a dream and in that dream he saw the face of Christ. He rose quickly from his bed and finished the painting and it became one of his greatest masterpieces.
I was too lazy to read, and I was even too lazy to imagine scenarios drawn up by the pictures. They just suggested a flavor to me. I swallowed them whole, like hosts. It was a form of worship.
Lord, who art always the same, give that I know myself, give that I know Thee.
We cannot glorify God when we refuse to celebrate others
I'm not so much a good friend as I'm the savior who wants you to worship him forever.
The glory of the New Covenant Temple is the glory of Christ Himself – a spiritual glory that is only obscured by outward, external, typical, ceremonial, and fleshly elements.
Are you apathetic toward the saccharine goodness evangelized by sentimental, superstitious fanatics, but equally bored by the intellectuals who worship at the empty-headed shrine of scientific materialism?
Having a job does not mean living
Without attaining Gnan (Absolute Knowledge) through the path of yog, one cannot go to moksha. Without attaining Gnan, through the path of worship, one cannot go to moksha. Without attaining Gnan, through the path of karma, one cannot go to moksha.
Don’t let the tide of life shift you away, move intentionally in the right direction
If it will give you any satisfaction in the end, I still care for you. Either there is no such thing as love, or the word does not mean what I have thought it to mean on many different occasions. It is a feeling without a name, really—better to leave it at that. So take it and go away and have your fun with it. You know that we would both be at one another's throats again one day, as soon as we run out of common enemies. We had many fine reconciliations, but were they ever worth the pain that preceded them? Know that you have won and that you are the goddess I worship—for are not worship and religious awe a combination of love and hate, desire and fear?
If we all knew who God really was and what he really wanted for each and every one of us, we would all know that only a fool could really deny him.
Direct your attention to people; love, help and care for them
Sinclair B. Ferguson
God is God; you are but one of His creatures. Your only joy is to be found in obeying Him, your true fulfillment is to be found in worshiping Him, your only wisdom is to be found in trusting and knowing Him.
He wants in His freedom actually not to be without man but WITH him and in the same freedom not against him but FOR him, and that apart from or even counter to what man deserves. He wants in fact to be man's partner, his almighty and compassionate Saviour. He chooses to give man the benefit of His power, which encompasses not only the high and the distant but also the deep and the near, in order to maintain communion with him in the realm guaranteed by His deity. He determines to love him, to be his God, his Lord, his compassionate Preserver and Saviour to eternal life, and to desire his praise and service.
To pay homage to beauty is to admire Nature; to admire Nature is to worship God
Being rich or famous does not equate an effective life
Since in fact liturgical traditions, vestments, church vessels, etc., were immediately removed wherever Calvinism infiltrated or Reformed ideas even gained influence in the church's polity, the reaction which it caused in Lutheran areas was a conscious propensity for ceremonies. Henceforth, therefore, the celebration of an emphatically liturgical service was among the visible signs by which the Lutheran character of confession was demonstrated outwardly.