The Worship Quote of the Week for (07/02/1996):

Place Your Life before God
There are many definitions of "worship" that are useful to us as we think
about our appropriate response to God, both personally and corporately.
"Worship as a lifestyle" is certainly one theme that the Apostle Paul
highlights in the 12th chapter of Romans. Here's the way it reads in THE

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday,
ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life
- and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is
the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well adjusted to your
culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your
attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize
what he wants from you and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around
you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best
out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

--Romans 12:1-2, Eugene Peterson, THE MESSAGE: THE NEW TESTAMENT IN CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH, NavPress, 1993.

Have a great week,

Chip Stam