Invading the Human Soul
Biblical worship invades the human soul. It is the soul that too often has been banished from modern worship. We are a people preoccupied with self-image, self-esteem, and self-gratification. Yet in all this we don't even know what a "self" is.
The human soul is in exile from our thinking. No wonder, then, that it is not considered relevant to worship. Heaven is too distant to contemplate. Our lives are lived within the restricted boundaries of our terrestrial horizon. We have so despised the notion of pie in the sky that we have lost our taste for it altogether.
But when our souls are engaged in worship, our gaze is lifted heavenward, our hearts are set aflame by the divine fire, and we are ready to be done with this world. There is such a thing as mystic sweet communion with Christ in worship.
I'm speaking about something that goes beyond emotion (but includes it); that transcends passion (but doesn't annul it); that penetrates to the deepest core of our being, where we sense—nay, we know—that we are in the presence of the living God.
Coram Deo: Living in the Presence of God
Spend some quiet time in worship, asking God to set your heart aflame with His divine fire.
For Further Study
Psalm 7:17: "I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High."
Psalm 28:7: "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him."
Psalm 107:8: "Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!"
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