The Worship Quote of the Week for (11/14/1995):

What is Worship?
Dear friends,

The WORSHIP QUOTE OF THE WEEK comes from the first chapter of *Worship: The
Christian's Highest Occupation,* by A. P. Gibbs, (Walterick Publishers)

The term, "worship," like many other great words, such as "grace" and "love,"
defies adequate definition. The meaing of these words, like the exquisite
perfume of a rose, or the delightful flavor of honey, is more easily
experienced than described.

Some definitions of value:
"Worship is the overflow of a grateful heart, under the sense of Divine
favor." Here the writer has emphasized the fact that worship is a
spontaneous thing. It is not something which has to be laboriously pumped up,
but that which springs up, and overflows from a heart filled with a sense of
the greatness and goodness of God. . . .

"Worship is the outpouring of the soul at rest in the presence of God." Here
the accent is on the spiritual condition of the one who worships. The
believer is at rest. . . .

"Worship is the occupation of the heart, not with it's needs, or even with
it's blessings, but with God Himself." Here the distinction is between
prayer, praise, and worship. . . .

One more definition:
"Worship is the upspring of a heart that knows the Father as a Giver, the Son
as Savior, and the Holy Spirit as the indwelling Guest." . . . .

"Salvation is something received by us as a free gift from God (Rom. 6:23).
Worship is something presented by us to God, as a willing acknowledgement of
our deep appreciation of what He is, and all He has done."

That's it!

Have a great week,

Chip Stam