Worship- the cure for small- worlditis

By Dave Henning / September 29, 2014

“He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.”- 2 Corinthians 5:15

As authors Charles and Janet Morris continue Chapter 1 of Missing Jesus, they state that transforming our small, self-centered world into an “all about Jesus” universe requires only a simple shift in perspective.  The foundation of that shift, as Eugene Peterson wrote in Reversed Thunder (19880, is worship:

“Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, . . . People who do not worship are swept into a vast restlessness, epidemic in the world, with no steady direction and no sustaining purpose.”

Jesus is the Light of the world, and nothing can outweigh His glory. When we worship Jesus, we’re delivered out of our small- worlditis “into a wide and joyous orbit of worship.”  Yet, as we worship, we cannot lose sight of the cross and leave it behind.  Charles and Janet state that the cross not only draws us to faith, but it’s meant to keep on drawing us, to fix our eyes on Jesus, especially when He feels distant:

“That’s where we see him as he truly is, not the way our darkened hearts imagine him to be.  That’s where he opens up the very depths of his own heart so we can understand that he’s not trying to keep us away; he’s drawing us in.”

Today’s question: What favorite hymns or praise songs draw you to worship?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “It’s all about Jesus”


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