Sunday, February 06, 2005

day 13

in day 13, Worship that pleases God (the purpose driven life)(a small excerpt).

In his book 'Sacred Pathways', Gary Thomas identifies nine of the ways people draw near to God:
'Naturalists' are most inspired to love God out-of-doors, in natural setting.
'Sensates' love God with their senses and appreciate beautiful worship services that involve their sight, taste, smell and touch, not just their ears.
'Traditionalists' draw closer to God through rituals, liturgies, symbols and unchanging structures.
'Ascetics' prefer to love God in solidute and simplicity.
'Activists' love God through confronting evil, battling injustice, and working to make the world a better place.
'Caregivers' love God by loving others and meeting their needs.
'Enthusiasts' love God through celebration.
'Comtemplatives' love God through adoration.
'Intellectuals' love God by studying with their minds.

There is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach to worship and friendship with God. worship in spirit and in truth. all real. not faked.

1 comment:

BlurChu? said...


it's true! i've also read this part of Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life (and must try finishing it too!)

worship isn't about music, and there are indeed many ways to worship and praise our Almighty God!

"when the music fades,
all is stripped away,
and i simply come,
longing just to bring,
something that's of worth,
that will bless Your heart."

taken from HEART OF WORSHIP, Matt Redman.