"Tychicus will tell you everything." Ephesians 6:21

June 23rd, 2015 by Dennis Fuqua

Growth in Worship

A pastor within the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, A. W. Tozar, has greatly impacted me in the area of worship.  He died a few months before President Kennedy did, but he still speaks.  And hen he speaks of the worship of God, I have, and want to continue to listen well.

Here is a quote from his small book called, Worship: the Missing Jewel of the Evangelical Church.

The purpose of God in sending His Son to die and rise and live and be at the right hand of God the Father was that He might restore to us the missing jewel, the jewel of worship; that we might come back and learn to do again that which we were created to do in the first place – worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, to spend our time in awesome wonder and adoration of God, feeling and expressing it, and letting it get into our labors and doing nothing except as an act of worship to Almighty God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

When he speaks of worship, it is not simply a meeting we attend or an act we perform.  Worship happens when we become so aware of the reality of God – His greatness, His goodness, His glory – that we are good for nothing else but to stop and gaze longer.  A favorite professor of mine summarized worship as those times when you simply look up at God and say…  “WOW!”

By His grace, I have had many of those wonderful moments.

As I have considered these timesName, Character, Acts recently, I see there are three “platforms” that help me worship God – Father, Son, and Spirit – well.  1) His names, 2) His character, and 3) His acts.

There certainly are overlaps here.  Jesus is called the Savior because He saves.  The Spirit is Holy, therefore referred to as the Holy Spirit.  So I would not advocate that we parse these three and separate them.  But I have found that as I look through these three lenses, I worship well.

As you worship, consider these three areas.  Take time to ponder how we see Him better as we reflect on how Scripture refers to Him  Consider His character, His attributes, His nature – what we know about Him.  And look freshly at what He did years ago, recorded in Scripture, and what He has done in your own life.

As you do, I believe you will have some of those “Wow moments.”

Thank you, Tychicus

(See Eph 6:21)

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