If you ask a majority of people in this world, especially in the church community you may get the same answer when you ask them what worship is. Our culture has directly linked worship to “worship songs” and singing, those few songs (or hymns) that are sung each Sunday before a preacher gives his message. Thats our given time of worship for the week.
But worship is so much more than that!
Worship can be anything. Worship can be something that doesn’t have to do with church at all. Worship is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a verb that means to love, honor or respect very much or too much.
Simply put, its a heart thing. You can sing all you want to, and sing any song or hymn that you want, but if it is not directed towards God or done so with your heart in a place of love honor and respect then it is just singing. Have you ever noticed the difference in someone who really is worshipping through song and someone who is simply singing words put on a screen? Their heart is in it and it doesn’t matter what others think around them because they are doing it out of love, honor and respect for their God.
But back to my original point…singing alone is not they only way to worship. Can you worship by singing? Yes of course you can, but worship is anything you do directed towards our God with a heart of love, honor and respect.
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
What else can be worship? Tithing? Dancing? Praying? Speaking? Serving in your church? Playing a sport? Working at your job? Eating/Drinking?
The answer is a resounding YES to all of these. These can and should all be forms of worship that we can take part in on a daily basis. We don’t have to wait to get into a church building to worship our one true God and King, Jesus Christ!
So I asked a couple of people what their preferred form of worship was, and my favorite answer is the one I will leave you with today…
“Life is my favorite way to worship!”
Live your life as a means of worship to our God. With Love Honor and Respect to HIM every chance you get!