“What Is Worship?”

Jul 23

“What Is Worship?”

 

What is worship?

It’s easier to talk about what worship is not. Worship is not music. It is not a program, It is not the money or just time we give and it is not a feeling.

While music can be part of worship, it is a language all its own.We like different styles. Traditional or contemporary it doesn’t matter. Music itself is not worship. Music can be a great tool used in our worship.

Worship is not doing ‘organized church’ on Sunday mornings. What we bring on Sundays should be an outpouring of our life. Worship does not have a specific start time and stop time based on events.

We worship because He Is good, not because we feel good. Our worship should be greater than how we feel. God is greater than how our day is going. He is unchanging.

Worship is the response of your heart to an amazing God!

The expression of your heart in worship is your language. God sees that. He is focused on what you bring. We are not the audience, He is. Our worship is something we bring to God.

Romans 12:1 (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Three anchors come out of this verse, demonstrating what worship should be.

1.)God’s mercies touch everything in our lives. It Goes without saying, (HOWEVER I will say it LOUDLY!!:-)…Our God is a GOOD GOD All of the time!” and so we worship Him for His Goodness and Mercy (compassion) upon us.

Lamentations 2:22-23 The faithful love of the lord never ends! His mercies never cease.Great is his faithfulness;his mercies begin afresh each morning.

2.)Our bodies should be a living sacrifice. We should strive to be holy and pleasing in what we offer to God every minute of every day; both in our thoughts and in our actions
3.)God does not want pieces or parts. He wants ALL of you. He is not looking for us to make a sacrifice, He wants us to be the sacrifice.

Worship is the believer’s response to all He is and to all He has done. It is an outpouring of our hearts to who God is.

True worship happens when we give ourselves completely to Him. We sometimes talk about the “offering” when discussing the contribution. It is the surrender of our money to Him. But all of worship is an offering—of our time, talents, and praise. But in reality God doesn’t want our money or our time. He want us. It is the offering of self. Of yielding our spirit to His Spirit. It is “none of self and all of Him.” It is the heart of our worship.

Is worship overflowing in your life? An incredible God deserves worship that flows  out of everything we do.

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