Many think that to worship God means having a weekly encounter between the Creator and His creation–usually within the structure of a church or synagogue.
But worship is also a daily attitude of gratitude and a choice you can make to live in God’s presence moment by moment in spirit and in truth. You can praise God with your life, your voice, your work, and your attitude because of what He has done for you, but most of all because of who He is.
Worship God at All Times
Every breath we take, every thought we have, and every act we do can be a worship experience when Jesus is our focal point– “from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets” (Psalm 113:3 NIV). That includes all times.
That doesn’t mean living with a Bible on our chest, isolated from anything and anyone. The Bible encourages us to worship with other believers, and the local church is a great place to do that. We need each other.
Worship Includes More
But true worship includes more than that. Throughout each day, it’s being aware that our relationship with Jesus is what matters. He is that “One thing that’s needed.” Worship as a way of life means He characterizes every part and every moment of our lives.
I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1 RSV).
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord Jesus, You are the object of our worship, and You alone are worthy of our praise. Help us to worship You at all times and in all ways with our lives, not just with a part, but with all of our heart.
What about you? What does worship mean to you?