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Offline HabteSelassie

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Re: why exactly does God want worship, adoration and praise??
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

It is called Synergy, in the Latin Cooperation.

God acts, this is called "energia" in the Greek.  Any and all of God's actions in the verb sense are His energies.  When we act, these are also energies, they are our human energies or human activities.  When we act in harmony, or cooperation directly with God's energies, this is synergy, or synchronized energies/activities.  So prayer, worship, adoration, praise, are when we synchronize our actions with God's actions.  God puts out His spirit, and we accept it and embrace Him with our own, much like a hand shake or a hug, we work and act together. 

So this is EXACTLY why God wants us to worship, adore, and praise Him.  When we do such, we are acting in Synergy with God's own actions, which are to create and sustain all aspects of our reality.  God is always acting, and so when we pause to pray, worship, praise, or adore God, we are acting together with His initial acting.

stay blessed,
habte selassie
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Re: why exactly does God want worship, adoration and praise??
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2011, 09:00:52 PM »

I usually never post non-orthodox sources but I was reading C.S Lewis' 'The problem of pain' recently and I remember coming across something that may relate to the discussion at hand.
C.S Lewis was an adorer of St Augustine and the fathers in general so surely he was influenced in that respect.

Here's the passage; hopefully it pertains:

The real interests of a child may
differ from that which his father's affection instinctively demands,
because the child is a separate being from the father with a nature
which has its own needs and does not exist solely for the father nor
find its whole perfection in being loved by him, and which the father
does not fully understand. But creatures are not thus separate from
their Creator, nor can He misunderstand them
. The place for which
He designs them in His scheme of things is the place they are made
for. When they reach it their nature is fulfilled and their happiness
attained: a broken bone in the universe has been set, the anguish is
over. When we want to be something other than the thing God
wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us
happy. Those Divine demands which sound to our natural ears
most like those of a despot and least like those of a lover, in fact
marshall us where we should want to go if we knew what we
wanted. He demands our worship, our obedience, our prostration.
Do we suppose that they can do Him any good, or fear
, like the
chorus in Milton, that human irreverence can bring about "His
glory's diminution"? A man can no more diminish God's glory by
refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by
scribbling the word "darkness" on the walls of his cell. But God wills
our good, and our good is to love Him (with that responsive love
proper to creatures) and to love Him we must know Him: and if we
know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces
. If we do not, that only
shows that what we are trying to love is not yet God - though it may
be the nearest approximation to God which our thought and fantasy
can attain. Yet the call is not only to prostration and awe; it is to a
reflection of the Divine life, a creaturely participation in the Divine
attributes which is far beyond our present desires.

The quote is on page 28.  - MK
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