To worship God in truth is to recognize Him for being who He is, and to recognize ourselves for what we are. -Brother Lawrence
Worship, in its very essence, is all about focus. People who do great things for God, and people who experience the fullness of a relationship with Him, are people who dedicate an enormous amount of time in focused prayer and worship.
We discussed a few definitions of worship:
Worship is our response to God’s awesomeness.
Worship is an outward expression of an inward confession.
It’s a lifestyle.
“31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
You carry it with you.
It can only be done in humility. True worship only comes from a humble spirit that safely trusts the Lord.
There is a big difference between belief and trust – worship comes from a heart that trusts the Lord. Evens the demons believe in God, but they do not worship Him. Our intimacy, our trust, is what evokes a worshipful life.
“The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” Revelation 4:8
How could they spend day and night repeating that phrase? How could those words mean so much? It’s as though it started in the head and moved to the heart, and with each repetition the confidence of its truthfulness builds. Holy – Your thoughts are pure and true! Holy – You never change; I can count on you forever. Holy – Your justice will conquer all evil. Lord God Almighty – Your strength is comforting; Your bigness is exhilarating. Who was – You knew me before I came to the place I’m in now. Who is – You have never been defeated, and You are ever-present. And Who is to come – The future does not worry you; therefore my allegiance and my love belongs to you alone!
The more we dwell on who He is, the more the truth of it all takes root in our hearts. He deserves nothing less than a life of praise – and He will not turn away from a heart in devotion to worshipping Him.