Our worship of God is not limited to what we write, say, or sing. We worship Him by every element of our conduct. The way we act and react says something about how much we fear, worship, and love God. When we don’t say or do or even think in line with God’s Word we are saying something about how little our desire to worship Him is.
When we are able to relate all circumstances and situations to Scripture we are saying something. When we have no time to read the Bible we are saying something. When we cannot enter into any conversation without mentioning the goodness and glory of God we are saying something. When we enter into ungodly conversations we are saying something. When we demonstrate deference and humble ourselves we are saying something. When we seek justice for ourselves we are saying something. When we sing praise and worship songs as our hearts swell with worship we are saying something. When we go through an entire day without giving thanks to God in prayer we are saying something.
This list could go on and on, but I trust the point is clear. If we live our lives for God only when in the presence of other believers or only in the sight of the godly and fail to ‘bring it back to God’ when in the presence of non-believers then we are not worshiping Him in spirit and truth. John 4:23
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman and tells her, very directly, that they (Samaritans) don’t know who they worship, but the Jews do…
I cannot help but feel that we, Christians, don’t know who we are worshiping.
If we truly knew the God to whom we pray, then surely some form of awe, wonder, and reverence of His glory would be obvious in our day to day lives. Surely some expression of ecstatic praise should escape our overflowing hearts at the mere thought of His overwhelming love. How could we just go through the motions as people saved by His amazing grace and not proclaim His goodness?
Love and WORSHIP the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, because He is deserving of so much more than all the honour and glory we (the entire human race) could ever give Him in a million years! HE IS WORTHY!
Jonathan G Ettrick
You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
“Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.”
Isaiah 10:15 (KJV)
What are you other than a servant of the Lord? What have you other than that which He has given you? Can you indeed say anything in your life is not that which God has ordained?
It is foolishness to think than you are the successor of God’s work. You are His tool and implement, designed by Him for His use. No tool can boast in itself and put itself to the task it was designed for. Only God can wield that which He ordained for the task!
Nothing you have is your own; all is for the glory of God! Your talent, your wealth, and your blessings are utter vanity/meaninglessness if not put under subjection to God’s will.
Take stock of what the LORD has given unto you and consider how you are using it to glorify Him. Glorify God with what He has given! Do it now, for the LORD gives and He takes away!