Are we prepared for the personal consequences of worship? This is a question that we so seldom ask. But it is a vital question, one that cuts to the heart of just what worship truly is.
Worship means to enter into the presence of God. It means to encounter Him as Isaiah saw Him in Isaiah 6 in the year that king Uzziah died, “high and lifted up.” And one of the things that happens when we experience a genuine time of worship is that it changes us. Worship demands a transformation, molding us into the image of God.
Too often, when we think about worship, all that we think about is the emotional excitement that it produces. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with emotions. But worship is and must be more than mere emotions; it is encountering the reality of God
Today marks the beginning of this new website. This is not the first I have ever tried to get up and running, but it is probably the one I have expended the most effort. We now have a website: jackgandy.com. I know that this sounds a bit egotistical, but I think it is the most practical name I could give it: I may change churches, but I will probably never change names!
As to the regularity with which we will blog, I do not have a clue. My goal is to find at least one thing to write about every day, but I have this nasty habit of not following through on my goals. But I do want to write as much as possible, which is the whole reason for doing this in the first place.
It is my prayer that this blog will be a blessing to those who read it, and will help them to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. You may not agree with everything that I post, but I hope you will see that everything I write here will be from my heart.