What Is Real Worship?

Worship. To many it means singing, music, instruments, lights, eyes closed, hands clasped in front or raised up, bodies swaying and sometimes tears in our eyes. But, there is more to worship, so much more. One can argue that everything that we do that pleases God is worship. When we speak the truth and when we are kind and loving we are worshipping God. Treating others with dignity, respect, and love can be considered a worship unto God.

“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.” – Romans 12:1

Offering our bodies as a living sacrifice means that everything that we are, everything that we do and all that makes us who we are should be given over as a sacrifice to God. In other words, our tendency is to be ego-centric and to think about our needs and wants before anyone else’s. Worshipping God means to take our ego-centric tendencies and push it aside so that our actions, thoughts, and behavior can become more Christ-centric. Worshipping God involves more than just a song, music and dim lights. It is a conscientious decision to put Him first in everything we do throughout the day so that our lives would reflect His influence in us.

Below is another take on what it means to worship God.

Let me know what you think about this.

God doesn’t need my worship or yours. He isn’t fading into the dark like Tinkerbell waiting for someone to clap for Him. It’s by God’s grace that we can worship. But what do we have to give or say to the God of the universe? It is not even a bad singing voice or the…

via What Real Worship Can Look Like — RELEVANT Magazine

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