by Louie Giglio
When the subject is worship, the stakes are high–because worship is what God is all about.
Worship should matter to you simply because it matters to God. And worship matters to God because He knows He’s worthy. I know that doesn’t sound too persuasive in our me-centered culture, but it’s true. Worship doesn’t begin with us. Worship begins and ends with God. And God is worthy of all praise, from all people, for all time.
God is the center of everything that exists. Above all the little gods of earth, He alone is the Creator. Sustainer. Originator. Life Giver. Beauty Maker.
That’s why every glimpse into God’s presence throughout the pages of His Word affirms that God dwells in endless praise.
Notice the angel host of Revelation, never ceasing to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come” (Revelation 4:8). Never do they stop. Day and night they proclaim. Always affirming His infinite worth.
And “the heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” (Psalm 19:1). Why? Because that’s what they were created to do, day fter day–to tell God (and anyone else who’s paying attention) that He is huge. All-powerful. Glorious. Limitless. Beyond our wildest imagination.
And you know what’s really wild? This massive God, who hsa never known any shortage of worship, wants to be worshiped…by you. Right now.
It’s not that He needs any more worship to be worthy. No, God can’t be more worthy than He already is and always has been. It’s not that God needs our worship–but that He wants it. He wants it because He deserves it. And He commands it because to do so is the most loving thing He can possibly do.
God knows who He is. He knows what He’s worth. And He knows the best thing He can give us is Himself.
Excerpted from Wired for a Life of Worship © 2006 by Louie Giglio. Used by permission of Multnomah Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Excerpt may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of Multnomah Publishers.