What is Worship?
Loulie Giglio in his book, The air I breathe (worship as a way of life) writes, ‘Worship, in essence, is declaring what we value most.’ I love that definition. But it also asks the question from us of what do we value most?
Paul when he wrote to the church at Rome said this, “Therefore, I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy”. Romans 12:1 In view of who He is and what He has done.
When I look at my own life and look at the things that I have done. And then I look at the things that the Bible says about God’s response to what I have done. That is God’s mercy. And what should our response be? Paul goes on, “to offer your bodies as living sacrificies, holy and pleasing to God – this is our spiritual act of worship.”
I believe that Worshipping God is this: It is responding to who God is and to what He has done.
In view of who He is and what He has done, we bring Him an offering. We are that offering. It’s deeper than our songs; it’s louder than our music. It comes from within, and it’s us surrendering to Him. It is all because of Jesus that we have life. Let’s Worship.