Worship and Spiritual Formation

Once again proving that the best content on this blog is never the original content, I invite you to consider this insight from Jedi Master Dallas Willard:

“To bring the mind to dwell intelligently upon God as he is presented in his Word will have the effect of causing us to love passionately, and this love will in turn bring us to think of God steadily. Thus, he will always be before our minds.

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In this way we enter a life of worship. To think of God as he is, one cannot but lapse into worship; and worship is the single most powerful force in completing and sustaining restoration in the whole person. It puts into abeyance every evil tendency in every dimension of the
self. It naturally arises from thinking rightly of God on the basis of revealed truth confirmed in experience. We say flatly, Worship is at once the overall character of the renovated thought life, and the only safe place for a human being to stand.”

I’ll return to the usual inane, blithering observations about soccer, politics, and my increasingly scrooge-like attitude about Christmas in the next entry…


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