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    Adoring Worship

    Adoring Worship
    A.W. Tozer

    Neither the word adoration nor any of its forms is found in our familiar King James Bible, but the idea is there in full bloom. The great Bible saints were, above all, enraptured lovers of God. The psalms celebrate the love which David (and a few others) felt for the person of God. As suggested above, Paul admitted that the love of God was in his breast a kind of madness: ?For whether we be beside ourselves, it is of God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. For the love of Christ constraineth us? (2 Cor. 5:13-14).

    In Weymouth?s translation the passage reads, ?For the love of Christ overmasters us.? The idea appears to be that Paul?s love for Christ carried him beyond himself and made him do extravagant things which to a mind untouched with the delights of such love might seem quite irrational. Perhaps the most serious charge that can be brought against modern Christians is that we are not sufficiently in love with Christ. The Christ of Fundamentalism is strong but hardly beautiful. It is rarely that we find anyone aglow with personal love for Christ. I trust it is not uncharitable to say that in my opinion a great deal of praise in conservative circles is perfunctory and forced, where it is not downright insincere.

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    Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Adoring Worship
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    It is rarely that we find anyone aglow with personal love for Christ. I trust it is not uncharitable to say that in my opinion a great deal of praise in conservative circles is perfunctory and forced, where it is not downright insincere.
    I want to be aglow always with personal love for Christ. That's a big reason why I look forward to attending services at my church where I can join with likeminded believers and be part of the corporate glow of a body of worshippers gathered in one building for one purpose, to express our love for Him.

    SLE
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    Yes, was just speaking about that today with a brother I met at church today after service. It's a humbling experience for one to be told that there is something about them that attracts that person. That's the light of Christ shining through the believer.

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    Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    I trust it is not uncharitable to say that in my opinion a great deal of praise in conservative circles is perfunctory and forced, where it is not downright insincere.
    Sad and too true. Going through the motions, in order to proceed to the next part so one can say they've met their obligation! If love in truth, it is not a weight, but weightless. Adoring Love that nothing else matters, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia! Amen!

    Thanks for sharing. Prayers are with you & yours.
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    Dear God, Your will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Amen.

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