In the end, worship can never be a performance, something you're pretending or putting on. It's got to be an overflow of your heart...Worship is about getting personal with God, drawing close to God.— Matt Redman
The most promising Matt Redman quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
The heart of God loves a persevering worshipper who, though overwhelmed by many troubles, is overwhelmed even more by the beauty of God.
We can always find a reason to praise.
Situations change for better and for worse, but God's worth never changes.
Christian worship must contain both the cross and the crown. Sing of majesty, and sing of mercy.
God first seeks devotion to Him in the hidden place–worship when no one else is watching.
Worship songs can't just be rooted in culture - they won't be deep enough.
They have to be rooted in scripture.
And on that day when my strength is failing;
the end draws near and my time has come. Still my soul will sing Your praise unending ten thousand years and then forevermore
Information may inform the mind, but revelation sets a heart on fire.
In some of the best worship songs we bring our praises to God - yet at the same time also end up preaching to ourselves.
As we begin to face up to the holiness of God, our lives resound with that very same anthem, here and now upon the earth.
There is no lapse in His character or inconsistency in His nature.
Our God is everything he says He is… for now and all eternity.
I love the intensity of the Psalms. No-one ever sounds bored about God or about life in the Psalms.
May I never loose the Wonder, Oh the Wonder of Your Mercy! May I sing Your Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Amen!
An old pop music producer once said that there are really only four kinds of song a person can write: "I love you/I hate you/go away/come back!" That's a funny observation.
For when our hearts were far away, Your love went further still, yes Your love goes further still!
Most songs come from being attentive.
Attentive to life, attentive to scripture, attentive to your heart. Pay attention!
I thought a lot about how the way we perceive Jesus affects the way we live, and how expectantly we face our daily lives. If we have a huge and uncompromising view of Him, it'll lead to adventurous and exciting lives of faith.
One of the most encouraging things is to see that so many of these young musicians and worship leaders are really concerned with doing a good job representing the truth of Jesus in their songs, and not just concerned with creative and musical progression.
Anthony Skinner has a fire in his heart to worship God, and to encourage and equip others to do the same.
I think it's so important that the church displays what it can look like to be "one." Our society can be so fragmented, and there's an opportunity for the worshipping church to give some leadership into that area.
As we gaze upon the wonders of creations, we look up towards the heights of a God who is merciful in His ways and magnificent in His deeds. The life of worship always points us upwards.
The church has been under-fathered and over-mothered.
We are to live in eager expectation of our heavenly inheritance.
Praise is a contradiction of pride. Pride says 'looks at me,' but praise longs for people to see Jesus.
It's such a biblical posture in worship that speaks of reverence.
If you look through the Bible, there's a whole host of people who faced up to the glory of God and found themselves facedown in worship. So the album weaves through a theme of reverence, wonder, and mystery in worship, things I feel we really need to grasp more of in our worship expressions. I know that I do!
Singing is easy. The proof is always in the living.
In heaven we will sing free of all the shame, sickness and sorrow that we encounter in the here and now.
The sense of being alone is a huge issue for so many people in this world.
As a worshipper of Jesus, there's a very real sense that we are always seen, held and known.
One thing it makes me realize is just how similar we all are, around the globe.
The details may be different, but every human heart is touched by themes like hope, comfort and mercy.
As a writer of worship songs, I have a hunger to write deep songs of passionate reverence to God. Yet I'm aware I cannot sing before I have seen. All worship is a response to a revelation--it's only as we breathe in more of the wonders of God that we can breathe out a fuller response to Him....the key to a life of passionate and powerful worship comes from seeing God.
Who on Earth are we that the awesome King of all eternity would spare a thought in our direction? Why would the God of yesterday, today, and forever- the One who was, is, and is to come- choose to bestow His loving attention upon the likes of us? The God of unspeakable glory is speaking to us in unmistakable words of love and grace.
The revelation of God is the fuel for the fire of our worship
I love the pursuit of songwriting, and I've seen what songs can do in people's lives. Some of the stories that come back from songs flying around the globe are so encouraging.