Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Often when we hear the word “worship” we think of singing hymns in church…of listening to the choir sing…of clapping along with the worship band…or perhaps lifting our hands “in praise”.

When I was young and we talked about heaven in CCD class I would imagine everyone standing in big circles dressed all in white singing hymns to God.  To me, that was worship and in heaven the bible says we will be worshiping Him forever.  I used to think wow,,,forever is a LONG time.  Won’t I get bored or tired standing there all still and singing for THAT LONG?

Today at bible study I got reminded what worship truly is.  Have you ever thought beyond singing songs of worship at church on Sunday?  Have you thought beyond singing worship songs along with the radio in the car?  What about sweeping your floors or cleaning your toilet?  What about waiting patiently behind the car slow to turn while you are driving?  What about your daily run?  

Do you look at those as worship? 

John 4:21-24 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Romans 12:1-2  I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
“The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.” ~ Billy Graham
How would it change how you “do” each day if you remembered at all times that everything we do is worship and an expression of our love to God?

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  2. very good post! i remember when the song "heart of worship" by matt redman came out, and it really got me thinking. it's one of my favorite songs, and i think it's by no coincidence that this line at the end of the soing is constantly ringing in my head, "i'll bring you more than song, i'll bring you more than a song."
    being a worship leader who sings and plays piano and guitar, sometimes it's hard to remember that, but it's so important.
    thanks for sharing!

  3. This is something I struggle with, to worship and praise Him in ALL THINGS!

  4. Ah this is so good! Loving it, and such a good reminder to live every day in worship, and giving God the glory!!

  5. Love this. so true. living a life of worship is what I strive for...

  6. Awesome post Kelly! Thats how I look at things, I always worship the Lord in good and bad. I always walk around worshiping the Lord all day long!

  7. Beautiful! I'm lovin' your into the word Wednesdays!! Very well put. When I found out my church had a dance ministry - I thought WHAAAAT?!? Awesome! It totally opened my eyes how we can worship God in so many ways! (They even have a hockey ministry! lol) Thanks for sharing Kelly! Have a great week! xoxo

  8. So true! Our worship is so much more than just words or lyrics in a song... its our heart and life that we truly worship Him with every day! :) Blessings to you!

  9. I remember thinking the same thing when I was younger, about eternity. Now I feel like eternity won't nearly be long enough to sing God's praise. And yes, living a life of worship.. truly is what it's all about. I love that scripture, because to worship in "Spirit and in Truth" is so key! You could spend a lot of time focusing on what that really means. Great stuff Kelly ;) Thanks for the reminders.


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