This blog is part of my vision to train over 100,000 worship leaders around the world. Four wings to cover themselves = worship b. There is nothing narrow or limited about the good news of salvation. There the prophet is witness to holy, sinless angels engaged in heavenly worship. I am anxious to press this point because the word attitude in today’s parlance brings with it new and contemporary nuances. Praise voices sincere and deep gratitude for who God is and what He has done. God wants our worship and our love for Him to be with our whole heart! To many times in life we feel beaten down. In the age of the seeker friendly movement, the worship service is all designed for the people and not for God. Pride is never too far from the music arena, it is just the nature of the situation. But, it is possible to praise something without worshiping it. The more sedate and ‘spiritual,’ who would not be that drastic in their expression, nevertheless have turned the worship service into a therapeutic experience in which they ‘let go and let God.’ They pour out all their hurt and feelings. Your email address will not be published. He made us, and we are His. One is saddened by the predominant attitude within much of evangelicalism, which appears to have a very low, even casual view of God. Thank you for sharing God bless you always.I would like to share this too to my team. Your email address will not be published. I did not always feel like it. Question: This is not an exhaustive list of attitudes, what other attitudes are important to you when you come to worship God? We read in the New Testament that when the church walked in the fear of the Lord, and Ananias and his wife Sapphira presumed before the Lord, leading to their death and burial on same day, that ‘fear came upon all men’ and none dared to join them (Acts 5:11). He enacted that terrible episode again, earlier in the New Testament, to a man and his wife who dishonored His presence by telling lies (Acts 5.1-11). A casual perusal of the New Testament would quickly dismiss this suggestion. to bow down and give homage to someone or something. I have never seen God but I frequently sense His Presence. I make this reference because even our TV stations, without regard to what authentic religion should be, still noted the hypocrisy. I think some of the best song lyrics come from the deepest sorrows and tragedies. But, even if I never sense that He is close, God is pleased when I seek Him. He is more accommodating, more liberal, loves fun and generally easy going. Worship is simply an attitude of the believer’s heart. Praise can be a part of worship, but worship goes beyond praise. The root of the majority of the aberrations, presumptions, innovations and liberties taken in worship can be blamed on the absence of the fear of the Lord. In this third installment in our series, we wish to examine that aspect which makes for the heart of worship – the matter of proper attitudes. It is my considered view that what is ruling contemporary worship in Pentecostal and charismatic churches is really the spirit of the age. Physical manifestations of praise might include singing, dancing, the raising of hands, bowing, the playing of instruments and other forms. Attitude of Joy in worship. Evidence is indisputable that musical instruments have always been in abundance, even in Biblical days. They say still waters run deep; that worship may not be highly gesticulating, frenzied and light-hearted does not at all take away from its joy. What this blasphemous reasoning creates is a threefold cumulative attitude. It has helped me to really love the new songs and be able to worship with all my heart. Psalm 7:17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high. 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