We must learn dependence on the Holy Spirit
. Whatever our struggles with a more 'charismatic' approach to church liturgy, recognition of the place of the Spirit in all functions of gathered community and His role in our living a life of worship is paramount.
We find that as the Spirit of the Lord has liberty, all aspects of community
gathering are impacted. Worship
is kept fresh and relevant, not based on the style of presentation or liturgical style, but by the presence of the Spirit. The injection of fresh life into our worship gatherings is not just an overhaul of production or the use of a guitar as opposed to an organ. The place to begin is a cry for the Spirit.
It must be said, however, that the Spirit is more than just a facilitator of worship. He is fully a member of the Trinity and must be revered as such. He is God: 'The Christian doctrine of the Trinity boldly declares the equality of the Three persons and the right of the Holy Spirit to be worshipped and glorified.' Anything less than this is something less than Trinitarian. We honour His presence and role in worship as much as that of the Father and the Son.