Monday Morning Encouragement -- Captivated Worshiper

 

"Make His praise glorious." Psalm 66:2


What does it mean to make God's praise glorious? According to Pastor Steven Cole, "making His praise glorious does not mean getting pumped up by group enthusiasm or by music that has a catchy beat. Rather, it is the overflow of our hearts when we are captivated by God’s all-satisfying glory in Christ."

 

To be captivated means to be attracted and held. So perhaps when we are so attracted and held by God's beauty, holiness and fullness in Jesus Christ that nothing else will satisfy, that is when our hearts overflow with glorious praise. 


I desire to be a captivated worshiper every day. How about you?


Today's music video Here I Am To Worship sung by Tim Hughes is one of my favorite praise and worship songs. May it bless you and draw you closer to the One who is worthy of all our adoration.




I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.



4 comments

  1. Another great post to bring us closer to our God. I find myself disliking and almost forced OUT of a worshipful feeling with loud praise bands and concert type singing. I much prefer the quieter songs and groups singing. I understand that others feel led with the first one. I'm glad that God will be with us through any type of music and will find our hearts in the midst of anything if we're open to Him.
    I hope your week is a blessed one.
    Betsy

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  2. Yes, I definitely do want to be that kind of worshipper everyday! I like his definition, because it's saying that we don't have to have a physical prompt, so to speak, but it comes out of a heart that is thankful. I want to be more conscious of this attitude!

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  3. If I may add a note, the English word "glorious" in Psalm 66:2 is translated from the Hebrew word kabod (כָּבוֹד), which literally means "heavy" or "weighty". Interestingly, it can have either a positive sense (e.g. great) or a negative sense (e.g. grievous) when used figuratively. The phrase "weight of glory" used by Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:17 captures this connection perfectly.

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  4. Very pretty song and thank you for the reminder to be a captivated worshiper! Marilyn

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