A Life of Worship

Last week I shared what God has been showing me about making my life an act of worship, and the sermon at my church last Sunday only reiterated all of that to me. Our worship pastor preached, and he talked about how worship is our response with all that we are – body, mind, will, and emotions – to all that God is, says, and does. So that got me thinking. What does a life that is lived out as an act of worship look like? I know it’s a life that is living to love, but on a practical moment-by-moment basis, what does it look like? How can changing my baby’s dirty diaper, or cleaning the kitchen be an act of worship? As I’ve pondered this, God has brought two verses to mind. The first one is Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” This sounds like just another abstract concept, but it has to do with my motivation and my attitude. Do I grumble about changing a diaper every time I turn around or because it seems I am the only one in my house who knows how to throw anything away? No, I do it in the name of the Lord Jesus. I guess a good example of what I’m thinking this looks like is the way I am at church. I love SMIC, and I love this worship ministry. As a result, I do whatever I can to serve this ministry – from these prayer emails (and the praying), to helping set up chairs or file music. Therefore, how much more should I be willing to do in my home or out and about as an act of love and service to my Lord Jesus?
The other verse that came to mind is I Thessalonians 5:18 – “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” So the other part of it is not just doing things without grumbling or complaining, but also with thanksgiving and gratitude to God. So I can thank God for my sweet baby girl who will only be this little and in diapers for a short time, and for my family that I get to clean up after (as an act of love to them AND to God) and that I have a house that needs cleaning and the healthy body to get up and do it. In other words, it comes down to my attitude. Because, after all, God is not looking at the outward stuff of what I’m doing, He’s looking at my heart. Like Kevin said Sunday, worship should start in the heart. Therefore, making my life an act of worship is all about making my heart a place of continual worship and thanksgiving to God.

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4 thoughts on “A Life of Worship

  1. thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments very encouraging! Hope all is well we miss you too!!!

  2. Great post! I think my biggest struggle in continuous worship is focus – remembering to focus on God throughout the day and not letting my mind just hang out in the temporal, 100% focused on what is here and now.

  3. Thanks Rachel! I think my blog is turning into more of a platform for sharing what God is teaching me and showing me. I tried to make it more of an entertaining, amusing blog, but it just wasn’t clicking for me. Of course, I’ll still have those kinds of posts from time to time, but writing this type of post is what gets me excited.

  4. Then that’s what you should be writing! I’m excited to hear that God has given you a vision for your blog! He did that not long ago with me as well. I will share more with you about that. .

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