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Passion For God

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Being moved by music is secondary to worshiping God. The Spirit is always to be free to direct our worship, whether the music moves us or not. It is only when being moved by music is coupled to a PRECEDING passion for God that we are truly moved. Behind all of this is the Lord’s continuous invitation to come and to continue worship. God wills that all of us worship him. Behind all of these secondary movings— music, art, drama, dance, architecture, atmosphere, and environment— is the primary mover, whose most quiet call and gentlest reminder speak louder than our most elaborate art pieces.

Source: Harold Best, in MUSIC THROUGH THE EYES OF FAITH, Chapter 7, “The Nature of Worship, Faith, Grace, and Music Making,” Harper Collins, 1993, p. 152. ISBN-13: 9780060608620

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