3 C.S Lewis quotes on Worship

As I prepare myself for the Concert of Worship this Thursday night at StoneBridge, I was doing a search for great quotes on worship.

Once again, I was struck by the brilliance and simplicity of C.S Lewis

Here are the three quotes that jumped out at me.

1. " We are not bodies with souls, but rather souls with bodies."

We must feed the soul. It requires great nourishment.

Our problem, as C.S. Lewis said, is "not that we desire too much, but that we desire too little. Our appetites are not too big; they’re too small."
(oops, guess that makes 4 C.S Lewis quotes)

The appetites of our bodies are small in comparison to the passion that is required to satisfy our souls. Our souls are meant for eternity and only the Eternal God can fill us.

Psalms 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Isaiah 26:9
My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
When your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.

2. "It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."

Jesus said, Where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am in their midst. As we gather this Thursday for worship, it is so God can more completely reveal Himself to us, as we celebrate His presence together.

A bonfire burns powerfully, providing much light and warmth to a great many people.

3. The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in
God which made David dance."

Psalms 35:9-10a
Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
and delight in his salvation.
10 My whole being will exclaim,
“Who is like you, Lord?

Psalms 37:4
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

This week I look forward to expressing "delight" in the Lord.
Like the Psalmist, with whole being I want to exclaim, "Who is like the Lord?"

Look out, I may put on my dancing shoes.

Joe