A Word About Worship

Normally, I don’t copy and paste email content, but this one basically stopped me in my tracks. It got my attention. It perfectly encapsulates what I believe about what it means to worship and be a worshipper above and beyond singing four songs one or two days a week. Here it is:

“What comes to your mind when you think about worship? Do you think about a particular song or worship leader? Do you think about a style or feeling you get when you worship? Do you think about a past experience at church or a night of worship? Many of us have made worship about singing. I can often think about worship as an activity. I can flatten worship into singing or doing something for God. I want to gently nudge us to consider worship through a different paradigm. Paul writes in the epistle to the Romans, “therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.” Romans 12:1
Presenting ourselves before God is an act of worship. Worship is not just an activity, it is availability. Paul is urging us to be available to God as living sacrifices. Our worship is not confined to the time we gather to sing and study the word of God at Kairos. Worship is being available to God at all times. It means giving God access to all of your life. When you present yourself to God you are declaring that he is worthy of your affection and attention. You are putting God in his rightful place in your life.
So you may be asking, then why do we gather together to sing and study? The reason we gather is we need to be reminded that God is God. We quickly forget to present ourselves before him because we become distracted by the world and the busyness of life. We need to rest from the busyness of our day to present ourselves before God. He desires our presence” (Pastor Mike Harder, Kairos).

Worship is a lifestyle that transcends music and goes beyond one hour a week on Sundays. Worship is ultimately declaring the worth of God in everything we do and in everything we say, no matter where or when we are. That’s worship.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.