Last week, we looked at what it means to be a Christian and how that definition has gotten very ‘muddied’ throughout the years. A Christian is a person who follows Christ! However, that really does change our way of thinking in so many cases
We begin at the same place we began last week. We must first consider Who it is that we are worshiping. If we don’t know that, we can’t move on.
We can easily say we came to worship the Lord. But, Who is He to you? Is He really the creator, sustainer, beginning and the end…is He really healer, comforter and friend…is He really the peace-giver and joy-filler…is He really your all in all?
What is worship? For me worship begins on Sunday morning and continues on throughout the week. This is the beginning of my worship which should spill over to the rest of my week. Today is a sacrifice to the Lord and today is when I offer myself to Him, as a serious follower.
There will be several passages for you to consider as part of your worship. Think of each passage as a lesson. There are many more…these are just a few that mean a lot to me.
Psalm 27:4-6– He is there in our times of trouble. He helps us make it through with our heads lifted. We offer Him sacrifices of JOY.
Psalm 63:1-5 – Seek God early as you begin your day. His lovingkindness is better than anything you can imagine. While He has you here, praise Him with JOYFUL lips!
Psalm 96:1-6– Sing to the LORD – not to your neighbor…not to sound good for the people. Sing to the LORD for He is the One who is great and greatly to be praised!
Colossians 3:16-17 – It is all FOR HIM…worship is not even slightly about us…not even a little bit. Worship is about the LORD.
We are to come into His house with reverence and respect. We are worshiping the HOLY ONE! We should have a sense of AWE that we can even come into His house and offer praise. However, we should come with such love in our hearts for the One who has offered us the ultimate love. We have a reason to be joyful – despite our circumstances, we have hope in Him.
If we follow Jesus, worship should be quite different