What are the Worship Arts?
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In order to gain a clearer understanding on The Worship Arts, let's answer this question:
Is The Worship Arts singular or plural?
Here are a few things to think about:
In order to help better explain the worship arts, it might be helpful to think of these terms, Medical Arts, Martial Arts, Healing Arts, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, or Magic Arts...
The Arts are the 'practice of'.
The term Magic Arts is loosely used because of its association with a phenomenon of 'spirituality, supernatural dealings, psychic abilities, and meta-physics, including the latest scientific discoveries of quantum physics and the like.
If the validity of magic arts is possible (which it is, according to Biblical scripture), then the justification and understanding of using the term Worship Arts may be much easier.
People 'practice' medicine. They 'practice' healing. They 'practice' magic. The 'practice of' is so much more a part of our lives than we may first realize.
When it comes to the concept of worship, it helps to understand the simplicity of giving our attention to someone or something. That what worship is. Worship is showing what we believe by what we say and do in our everyday lives. We worship what we think most about. We eventually become what we worship. Worship transform us. Everyone worships. You worship. The proof is in your devotion to whatever it is you think most of.
Worship is an important part of your life. It propels you into your destiny.
Your destiny is left up to you. The worship you practice will take you there. Your destiny is supposed to be one of glory, freedom, prosperity, and wholeness. Your truest destiny is eternal. It is beyond this world. It is beyond the natural things we touch, taste and see with our natural bodies.
Without an understanding of eternal purposes, the only alternative hope is to make the most of this temporary existence and life on this earth. Destinies then become limited to natural and earthly accomplishments and relationships.
But this poses quite a problem. What we believe and think continues to shape us only until we die. It is at that the point of death, when our breath is gone, and you blood stops flowing that we will come to know the seriousness of eternity. What we have worshipped and practiced in out allotted time on this planet is the deciding factor to our eternal destiny.
The eternal reaches into the natural and presents to us an opportunity to do what is right, to accept and acknowledge truth. The eternal is not subject to our interpretation. We are subject to it. This is where the idea of faith wins.
We can only fulfill our truest and most fulfilling destiny thru faith in what we cannot see. Our trust in what what we cannot know. This is faith. This is true worship.
When we surrender our will to what we cannot see and know in the message of what we can see and know thru natural (and often unnoticed supernatural) experience and ancient writings, we will see there is an ultimatum. We will discover a line. We will discover a true sense of the eternal reality (which has been overlaid in our natural reality) of righteousness and unrighteousness.
There is no other way to explain the words of Christ as recorded by Matthew, 'He is not with me is against me'.
The line has already been drawn. The sides are very clearly seen from eternity.