Worship. Real + Raw.
Friends, this one is going to short and sweet.
If you would’ve asked me a year ago what worship was, I would have responded with something like, “It’s when you sing music to God.”
Yes. Singing to God is totally, completely 100% worship.
It’s one way to worship.
But not the only way to worship.
I think that our culture has normalized terms such as, “worship night,” “worship pastor,” even, “get my worship on.”
If you ask me to go with you to a worship night, I assume it’s a night with the church band there, and we would sing along with them.
If you tell me that your church has a new worship pastor, I assume that he is the new head of the music-related things.
There is nothing wrong with the terms worship night, worship pastor, etc. Nothing.
But, we need to realize that there is SO much more to worship than a song we sing.
Worship is the state of adoration that our hearts are in at every moment of every day.
Worship is our broken, reckless, and rebel hearts adoring our sweet, sweet Savior.
So with that, hear this:
We can worship our Savior when we sing to Him.
We can worship our Savior when we pray.
We can worship our Savior when we read His word.
We can worship our Savior when we are at work, grading papers or serving food or taking a test.
We can worship our Savior when we are getting ice cream with our friends.
We can worship our Savior when we are driving or when we ride a bike or when we are walking down the street.
We can even worship our Savior when we are brushing our teeth.
Because worship is a state of the heart.
It’s the overflowing, radiating love and thankfulness and adoration of our God.
And we can have that heart in everything we do, whether it’s singing to Him or going out with friends.
The music we sing to God is simple an outpouring of praise from inside of our hearts.
The lifting of hands is simply an outward expression of thankfulness from inside of our hearts.
And we can have that same heart of worship once we leave the worship night. When we are talking to friends afterwards. When you drive to the ice cream shop. When you brush your teeth that night.
God cares about the state of your heart.
Everything we outwardly do simply pours out from the state of our heart.
That state of overflowing, radiating love and thankfulness and adoration of our God.
And we can have that heart of worship in every single moment.
So friends, let’s worship our sweet Savior in everything we do.
Let’s pray to constantly be in awe of what our Jesus did for us.
Let’s be adoring our precious God at every waking (and sleeping) moment.
Jesus, we praise you.
With much, much love. And a lot of praise. –Melissa
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