I love worship – it’s one of my favourite parts of going to church! When I think about ‘worship’, I think of singing or music that praises God: hymns, worship songs or just singing praises. And that’s are correct. The bible does encourage us to sing our praises to God:
1 Chronicles 16 v 23: Sing to the Lord, all the Earth; proclaim His salvation day to day.
Psalm 100 v 1-2: Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth. Worship the Lord with gladness, come before Him with joyful songs.
Psalm 96 v 1-2: Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord, all the Earth. Sing to the Lord and praise His holy name, proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.
However, worship is defined as ‘the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity’, so, while they may be the most obvious methods, singing and musical offerings are not the only way to worship God. Here are 5 other ways that you can worship God in your every day life.
We are made to have relationship with God. Praying daily deepens and strengthens that relationship, letting us get to know our Father who loves us and who wants to have relationship with us.
Phillipians 4 v 6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
By praying, we can become to rely on God and listen to His will. In this way, our prayer can become praise by devoting every area of our lives to the Lord and living to worship and honour Him.
Serving God with your whole life means putting God first, obeying Him and offering everything you have to Him and His will. By doing this, we give God the highest honour we can give, putting Him before ourselves.
Joshua 22 v 5: But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave to you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, to keep His commands, to hold fast to Him and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
This includes giving financially to the church, serving others, acting in humility, daily reading the bible and spending time in prayer, and modelling our lives on Jesus Christ, aiming to become more like Him.
Expressing thanks to God gives Him credit and glory. We can worship God by acknowledging how perfect He is and giving thanks for all He does for us.
Colossians 3 v 17: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Asking God to become part of your whole life is a decision most people make when they become a Christian. However, as Christians, we should be inviting God into our lives daily so we can live in the Spirit, and asking Him to change us to become more like Christ. When we regularly ask for the Holy Spirit to fill us, we’re more open to God’s influence in our lives, helping us to grow deeper in relationship with God and to discern His will for us.
Romans 12 v 1: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.
Share your faith
Making disciples is the instruction Jesus leaves His disciples. As Christians, we should include that instruction in our life purpose, striving to share the gospel message with the world to bring glory to God.
Matthew 5 v 14-16: You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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