At the heart of successful and dynamic worship, private or public, is the
issue of being honest with God and ourselves. We must honestly evaluate our
love for God, genuinely express love to God, and sincerely expect love from
God. I am amazed that God still seeks those who worship him in spirit and
truth. Our corporate worship must grow out of an intense desire to know and
love God in all his fullness.
- Vernon Whaley, in THE DYNAMICS OF CORPORATE WORSHIP, Grand Rapids: Baker
Books, 2001, p. 23.
[Lord, we realize that we have no secrets from you. Help us to be honest in
our confession of sin and in our confession of faith. Thank you for the
forgiveness and mercy that are ours as we turn in faith to Jesus. AMEN!]
Have a great week,
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary