Consumer worship asks, “what’s in it for me?”
Consumee worship declares, “I’m in it for You.”
Consumer worship is about what you get.
Consumee worship is about what you give.
Consumer worship is enjoyable.
Consumee worship is costly.
Consumer worship is something you buy.
Consumee worship is realizing you’ve already been bought.
Consumer worship is about style.
Consumee worship, surrender.
Consumer worship is about my choice.
Consumee worship, His will.
Consumer worship feels good.
Consumee worship hurts good.
Consumer worship is about downloading something new.
Consumee worship is about bowing down low.
Consumer worship is about trends.
Consumee worship, eternity.
Consumer worship uses up a song.
Consumee worship uses up the singer.
Consumer worship is great in the good times.
Consumee worship sustains at all times.
Consumer worship is about me.
Consumee worship is me being all about Him.
At the end of the day, I want to be spent, not stuffed. Not unlike Jesus, who was completely used up for the glory of God. His sacrifice brought us back from the grave and taught us how to fight the tide of "I want" with the hope of knowing that our days are being poured out for the stuff that lasts forever.
- - - - Louie Giglio (founder of Passion Conferences and pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA)