Worship. Real + Raw. (And not just singing.)

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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6 thoughts on “Worship. Real + Raw. (And not just singing.)

  1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words you write. I recently went through a really hard break up and your blogs poured truth into my soul. I love this post because it is so true that IN EVERYTHING we do, even the normal monotonous things, He can be praised in them. I love the word “adored” that you used. That is a great way to think of loving Jesus. Its so much more intimate.

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    1. Bailey,
      Awh! I am so thrilled that the Lord used this blog to touch your heart. It makes me so joyful! I am so sorry that you had to go through a rough breakup, that must be so difficult! But I am sure that the Lord provided every ounce of love and encouragement that you needed, at just the right time. Thankful for you. So much love for you, my friend!

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    1. Love all your blogs! Thank you for reminding us how we can worship Jesus in all we do! So thankful for all He has done for us and continues to love us even when we fail! He is so forgiving! All we have to do is believe in The Gospel
      and have faith! By His Grace WE ARE SAVED!!!! Not by works!

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      1. Ellie, thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement! I can feel your love for the Father in your message… praise Him! It’s so true that we are saved by GRACE and that now we can worship the Lord in every aspect of our lives. SO much love to you, my friend!

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