We often think of worship as something that happens once a week on Sunday morning. We listen and sing, and given the right combination of emotions, we might even put our hands up. Going to church and singing are part of worship, but too often we lose sight of the fact that every facet of our life is to be committed to worshipping God. I Corinthians 10:31 says, “whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
Revelation 4 offers descriptions of some rather interesting creatures. Scholars have argued for centuries about what these creatures represent, but rather than focusing on their differences, the focus ought to be on what they have in common. Each creature is praising God. No matter how different they are, their purpose is the same: to glorify God. This is our purpose as well. We exist to worship God — not just one hour a week or one day a week, but with every thought and breath.
Often, the vehicles God gives us to offer worship becomes the object of our worship. This was not God’s design. Our work, hobbies, spouses and children are gifts from God and opportunities to worship God. Everything exists to celebrate Him.
Each decision we make speaks to what we worship. What we choose to do with our time and talents and treasure is a reflection of what we have chosen to worship.
Reflect Look back at your decisions this week . What do they say about what you worship?
- Is your life committed to many good things, or to the Only Good Thing?
“Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which “comes upon you,” but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.” ……..Graham Kendrick