Monday, November 2, 2009

Pulse #2 - Aim

"Aim at heaven and you will get the earth thrown in: aim at earth and you will get neither.
- C.S. Lewis

Last Tuesday we had another wonderful gathering of our monthly Worship Vision Night. Only two months into implementing this new event & I'm convinced that this is the best thing that we, as lead worshippers, could be doing. For those of you serving on a platform team here at FCC, Thank you for your time. I'm beginning to really notice God moving in & through each of you in amazing new ways. One of those is in the area of, what the Word says, "bearing each other's burdens". More than ever before, each of you is truly caring for each other & not just playing music together. As we continue to open up our hearts up in this way, I believe that God will use us in ways that we could never imagine. Keep your eyes open for the move of God within this team & His church.

Now, onto the lesson...

God didn't create you to worship simply for the sake of worship itself. Worship has a purpose. None of the expressions of worship are for your own enjoyment (although, done with the right heart, they bring personal joy), you do it for the Lord. This week really opened up my eyes to the mystery of God. I love the fact that He is mysterious. However, if we have eyes to see, God's word unlocks many of those mysteries for us. We must get to the point that we "aim" our worship for the bulls eye & are not simply content with just hitting the target. Let me explain. In God's word, He has been gracious to offer to us many of His attributes. Once again, this allows us to get more specific & not deal in generalities. Let's list a few:

Self-existent - Exodus 3:14

Eternal -
Psalm 90:2

Infinite - Romans 11:33

Unchanging -
Malachi 3:6a

All-knowing - Isaiah 40:13-14

Wise - 1 Timothy 1:17

And the list goes on. In fact, I'm not sure that all of His attributes will be fully revealed until we are worshipping Him face to face. I CAN'T WAIT!!

I hope this helps you to tighten your focus when worshipping as we lead as well as in your "secret place" worship & with His body.

For those of you that couldn't make the WVN, below is the video that we watched (used by permission), as well as the teaching video of the discussion following the video on that night. I fixed the audio syncing issue from last time, so it will only be streamed this time.

I want to leave you with a quote from a great theologian J.I. Packer:

"What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in life? To know God."


1 comment: