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WORSHIP

SONGSOPTOK THE WRITERS BLOG | 6/15/2016 |





“Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.”


FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY



“Worship means reverence and humility it means revering your real self and humbling delusions.”

Bodhidharma



“Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite.”

SRI AUROBINDO




“The Arabs have a God, the Jews have another, and the Catholics have another! And they're all fighting to maintain that they worship the one real God. Idiots!”

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY



“Let's face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?”

BILL MAHER



“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”

MAHATMA GANDHI



“The idea of reverence for God is transmitted from parent to child, it is educated into an abnormal development, and thus almost indefinitely strengthened, but yet it does appear to me that the bent to worship is an integral part of man's nature.”

ANNIE BESANT



“You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State.”

MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH



“I don't believe in hero worship.”

BOBBY FISCHER



“Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.”

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL



“I hope and trust the infinite, the eternal, and merciful and loving God. I worship Him and feel no guilt in my heart before him for what I am going to do.”

 Alex Campbell



“Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy.”

HENRI NOUWEN



“In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.”

WOODROW WILSON



“There can be but little liberty on earth while men worship a tyrant in heaven.”

ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL



“When every hope is gone, 'when helpers fail and comforts flee,' I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating, drinking, sitting or walking. It is no exaggeration to say that they alone are real, all else is unreal.” 

MAHATMA GANDHI




“The more you pray, the less you'll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. You'll feel more patient and less pressured.” 

RICK WARREN



“Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.” 

CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON




“The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.” 

EDWARD GIBBON




“Sometimes I go to God and say, "God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already. God’s already put me so far in debt that if I were to live one million millenniums I couldn’t pay Him for what He’s done for me.” 






“To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the creeds.” 

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL




“With their backs to the sunrise they worship the night.” 

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL




“Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile. It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and kisses of the past, to bring life's morning back, to see again the forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel within your veins life's joyous stream and hear the martial music, the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart. And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art's nectar in the weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the soul. This is real religion. This is real worship” 

ROBERT G. INGERSOLL







“Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping.” 







“God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes him look more like the greatness and the beauty and the infinite worth that he really is. This is what it means to be created in the image of God.” 






“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.” 

ANONYMOUS





“It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words.” 

OSCAR WILDE




“When you know the knower within, you don't need to know further. When you know the meditator within, you don't need to meditate further. When you truly know the worshiper in you, you are to be worshiped.” 

AMIT RAY




“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.” 

ALEXANDRE DUMAS




“Because here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship—be it JC or Allah, be it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles—is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It's the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It's been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.” 


 DAVID FOSTER WALLACE



“God's relationship with man does not work in a way in which man stumbles and then God has to drop what he is doing in order to lift him up; rather, man stumbles so that God can lift him up. Hence it is utterly impossible to truly diminish his glory.” 

CRISS JAMI KILLOSOPHY



“As worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern life.”

RICHARD FOSTER




“Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which “comes upon you,” but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.”

GRAHAM KENDRICK




“Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped”
JACK HAYFORD




“Worship must be – Christ centered, Holy Spirit led, a Response to the Father, about Intimacy and Service and always lead to Transformation!”
TIM HUGHES




“When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without heart.”

LAMAR BOSCHMAN




“We must bear in mind, true worship is a matter of the heart and of genuine devotion to God.”

VIVIEN HIBBERT




“Worship songs can’t just be rooted in culture – they won’t be deep enough. They have to be rooted in scripture.”

MATT REDMAN




“No man gives anything acceptable to God until has has first given himself in love and sacrifice.”

A.W. TOZER




“Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.”


WARREN WIERSBE



“If you come to worship for any reason other that the joy and pleasure and satisfaction that are to be found in God, you dishonor Him…God’s greatest delight is your delight in Him.”

SAM STORMS




“Corporate worship is a regular gracious reminder that it’s not about you. You’ve been born into a life that is a celebration of another.”


PAUL DAVID TRIPP 



“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

JOHN BUNYAN




“Songs of worship arise from a life of worship.”

TIM HUGHES




“We must never rest until everything inside us worships God.”
A. W. TOZER




“It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.”

C.S. LEWIS




“Whenever His people gather and worship Him, God promises He will make His presence known in their midst. On the other hand, where God’s people consistently neglect true spiritual worship, His manifest presence is rarely experienced.”

RALPH MAHONEY



“When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship alone, we worship ‘with all the company of heaven.'”


MARIANNE H. MICKS



“If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs to recapture it is this awe before the  surpassingly great and gracious God.”

HENRY SLOANE COFFIN




“Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express
praise, that which is internal becomes visible.”


DON MCMINN



“Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father.”

RICHARD J. FOSTER




“When you have a heart to serve and help others it unlocks something in you”

REUBEN MORGAN




“The first element in worship is adoration. The Hebrews expressed this by their posture and not alone my their word. For they prostrated themselves before God. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. They did not come with an easy familiarity into the presence of God, but were aware of his greatness and majesty, and came with a sense of privilege to His house.” H.H. Rowley”

H.H. ROWLEY




“When God’s people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater measure.”

GRAHAM TRUSCOTT




“God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy exultation.”

CHARLES H. SPURGEON




“Without worship, we go about miserable.”

A. W. TOZER




“A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him will sanctify you.”
MANLEY BEASLEY




“We only learn to behave ourselves in the presence of God.”
C. S. LEWIS




“If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship.”
MICHAEL CATT





“The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain.”

SIMON GREENLEAF



“A god whose creation is so imperfect that he must be continually adjusting it to make it work properly seems to me a god of relatively low order, hardly worthy of any worship.”

MARTIN GARDNER



“An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.”

SARAH BAN BREATHNACH



“What I find is that we're all human beings and that it's all very similar, what we believe. At the bottom, there's really not that much difference between Christians and Muslims and Hindus and Buddhists. We all worship God.”

DENNIS QUAID



“These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.”

ANTHONY DE MELLO



“He who desires to worship God must harbor no childish illusions about the matter but bravely renounce his liberty and humanity.”

MIKHAIL BAKUNIN



“Too many of us now tend to worship self indulgence and consumption.”

JIMMY CARTER



“Do good 'cause God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you're not doing it for God, really. You're doing it for yourself because that's what makes God happy.”

VICTORIA OSTEEN



“I lost my faith in God when I lost my daughter to Cancer, the beast. I begged, I cried, I offered my life for hers, and day by day, I watched that beautiful little Angel slip off. So, excuse me for not taking my seat next to you on Sunday in Church, I feel too cheated to worship.”

VINCE NEIL


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