Friday, January 20, 2012

Worship in Heaven...Isn't Boring!

When you imagine you experience even a tinge of an inward cringing at the thought of spending eternity crowding among other believers in a boring worship service? 

Well, if you do, be assured those feelings are not from God but just another illusion designed by the devil. We will be worshiping in Heaven...but it will not be boring! Our worship there will be exhilarating!

     Give to the LORD the glory due His name;
      Bring an offering, and come before Him.
      Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
 30 Tremble before Him, all the earth.
      The world also is firmly established,
      It shall not be moved.
 31 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
      And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
 32 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;
      Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.
 33 Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the LORD,
      For He is coming to judge the earth.
 34 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
      For His mercy endures forever. ~
1 Chronicles 16:29-34 (NKJV)
We will delight to worship God!

We’ll never lose our fascination for God as we get to know him better. The thrill of knowing him will never subside. To imagine that worshiping God could get boring is to impose on Heaven our bad experiences of so-called worship. Satan is determined to make church boring, and when it is, we assume Heaven will be also. But church can be exciting, and worship exhilarating. That’s what it will be in Heaven. We will see God and understand why the angels and other living creatures delight to worship him.       ~Randy Alcorn 

Theologian Sam Storms writes, “We will constantly be more amazed with God, more in love with God, and thus ever more relishing his presence and our relationship with him. Our experience of God will never reach it’s consummation...It will deepen and develop, intensify and amplify, unfold and increase, broaden and ballon.”
Christ desire for us to see his glory should touch us deeply. What an unexpected compliment that the Creator of the universe has gone to such great lengths, at such sacrifice, to prepare a place for us where we can behold and participate in his glory. 
Will we ever tire of praising Him? Augustine writes, “As there is nothing greater or better than God himself, God has promised us himself. God shall be the end of all our desires, who will be seen without end, loved without cloy, and praised without weariness.”
“Look! God’s dwelling is here with humankind. He will dwell with them, and they will be his peoples. God himself will be with them as their God. 
~ Revelation 21:3 CEB


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