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