God alone is worthy of our worship. What is your attitude when it comes toward the idea of worship?
Do you come willingly to this time? Do you come with a heart of gratefulness for all that God has done?
If I could be honest for a minute- that isn’t always my attitude when I come to worship.
If there is one general theme of my ministry, it is that our everyday lives are an act of worship to God. It is more than just heading to the church on Sunday morning. It is waking up every day, with your full purpose to be one of worshiping the Creator of the Universe.
But my heart doesn’t yearn for worship every day.
No, more often than not, I go through the motions. Motions of my day – the motions of what should be my worship. The same is true with my posture on Sunday morning. I often go through the motions when it comes to corporate worship too.
Our attitude toward worship will drastically change when we truly cultivate a heart of thanksgiving.
When we remember what God has done – when we remember that we are His people. That gives us a reason to have an attitude of thanksgiving and changes our attitude towards worship.
When we remember that the Lord is good, that His mercy is everlasting, and that his truth endures to all generation – when we remember that- our attitude towards thanksgiving and worship will change.
The problem is- we have to remember this more than just on Sunday. We need to remember this more thank just on Thanksgiving.
We need this reminder every. single. day.
Because worship is something we do every day.
But somewhere, we have gotten the lines blurred. We think worship is something we only do on Sundays. We think it looks like a concert and is the “energy” of the service we attend. Somewhere, we have forgotten that worship is so much more than that. We have forgotten that worship is the everyday living of our lives for the glory of God.
We forget this because we have forgotten that the Lord is good. That his mercy is everlasting. EVERLASTING! That his truth- which is the very word of God– endures for all generations.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100 ESV)
The Bible- the Word of God- it is good for all generations. That is you, that is me. Right here, right now.
We must get back to the idea of individual worship if we truly want to cultivate an attitude of thankfulness – one that goes beyond November and into our everyday life.
Individual worship should fuel our passion for corporate worship.
This individual worship time – it is simple. It starts with surrendering your day to God. Giving the day over to Him, and letting Him work his way out in it. Then, it is diving into the Word of God, hearing Him speak the ancient words that are ever true. It is letting those words change your life. It is time we get back to allowing ourselves to be convicted over the word of God, not just feeling good because we read it. It is time to let this water cleanse us, change us, and motivate us to be more like Christ. Lastly, we need to move. We need to go out there into our world and do what God has instructed in His Word. We need to let God weave in and out of our day, using us and molding us.
At night, we need to stop and reflect. Confess where we fell short, and praise Him for where He worked.
Every part of every day can be worship for Him. The mundane becomes eternal when we give it back as worship to the creator.
Worshiping With My Life,