Monday, May 17, 2010

Becoming an Unquenchable Worshipper

Just been taking another look at 'The Unquenchable Worshipper' by Matt Redman. About seven years ago we decided to read it as a team of people who led worship in our Church. It's an excellent book, and started some great discussions.

The Psalms have in fact been described as 'praise in the presence and absence of God'. In other words, a worship which survives every situation, whether God seems close or nowhere to be found. These laments are deep cries to God from a place of despair. But is that really 'worship', or is it simply 'complaining'? In one sense, yes, they are complaints. These petitions to God are the worship songs of a broken people. But almost without exception they also display an underlying confidence and trust in God, and so are truly worship. p19

Mike Pilavachi sums the book up well on the back cover, 'This is unshamedly a book about God and living a devoted life in His presence. Worship is about God, to God and for God. The Unquenchable Worshipper shouts this truth out loud.'

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