What is worship?
I used to think it was just singing songs.
But to Paul, it was so much more.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. (1)
When we completely offer our very lives to God, that is true worship.
When we do what is good and pleasing in his sight, that is worship.
When we use our gifts to benefit God’s people.
When we encourage others, that is worship.
When we give generously to help others, that is worship.
When we show mercy with cheerfulness, that is worship.
When we love and honor each other, that is worship.
When we bless those who persecute us, that is worship.
When we are patient in affliction, that is worship.
All these things are worship in God’s eyes.
May 2019 be a year where we truly learn to worship God in all these ways, and more.