The Worship Quote of the Week for (08/12/2003):

Worshiping Continually
Here’s some more on "worship as a way of life." In today’s WORSHIP QUOTE, author Louie Giglio tries to unfold the meaning of "continually" in this wonderful verse from the author of Hebrews: "Through Him [Jesus], then, let us CONTINUALLY offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased" (Hebrews 13:15).


CONTINUALLY means that any time is the right time to praise God!
And CONTINUALLY means a huge attitude adjustment is in order. CONTINUALLY means that in every moment we’re looking for ways to glorify Him.
CONTINUALLY gets our worship outside the walls of the church building.
CONTINUALLY gets our worship outside of our devotional times.
CONTINUALLY gets worship outside of our Christian conferences.
Our worship events.
Our MP3 players.
Our headphones.
CONTINUALLY gets worship into the marketplace.
Into our hangout places.
Into our conversations with friends.
Into our Starbucks moments.
CONTINUALLY gets worship into our entertainment choices.
Our bank accounts.
Our hidden thoughts.
Our dark nights.
Our joys.

What God is saying is this: "Everything you are—is Me. Everything you have—is mine. The life you live is My life that I’ve freely given you. And I want worshipers who will constantly reflect My goodness and grace with that life."

God wants our lives to be a seamless cord of worship. God wants our worship to be a way of life.

—Louie Giglio, THE AIR I BREATHE: WORSHIP AS A WAY OF LIFE. (Sisters, Oregon: Moltnomah, 2003), p. 79-80. ISBN 1-59052-153-6. Learn more about the author and the ministry of the Passion Network at

[This little book is the size of a stocking-stuffer. The author has one thing to say, and he says it very well. I enjoyed it thoroughly.]

Have a great week.

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky