Who Originates Worship?
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
The heart of worship is all about God and the story of what He has done and is doing in the world. He is both the subject and the object in worship.
“The biblical God Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is not the God who sits in the heavens, but the one who acts in this world.” The source of doing worship is God Himself. He is the subject.
Unless the Holy Spirit intercedes and empowers our efforts in worship, we have humans as the originators of worship. Unless God comes to us, we have nothing acceptable to offer. He is the object of worship. It is not as if we are shouting our praises to God in heaven hoping He will hear us.
The Triune God is in our midst looking for humble and contrite people attuned to His Spirit. Worship is not centered in our action, but in God’s action through the Holy Spirit as we are indwelt by the Trinity.
 Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace, p.232