So here is my discussion for today; there is so much confusion, literature, heated debates discussions that are circulating about worship; but I personally feel that is not so much on just worship but understanding ‘What’ worship is, the ‘Why’ the ‘How’ and the ‘Where’.
Worship is being confused with the various forms and expressions of worship, but worship is a part of us and not separated from us and it is not something we just do as an event or just on Sunday morning, we were created to worship so it is part and parcel of us our complete being. The singing, flow of songs , teaching Sunday school, etc these are all acts or expressions of worship.
I came across so many definitions of worship over the last ten years but there are two that stand out for me;
1) The reverent love and devotion accorded to a deity, idol or object (Oxford dictionary), and 2) Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are, mind, emotions, will, body, to what God is and says and does. (Warren Wiersbe -Real Worship)
Worship is our total submission of us to God, a complete total surrender to His love, will and purpose, this is definitely not self centered and based on how we feel. We must give all that we have, because worship is what we do, it is a part of us.
Worship is not about someones’s taste or style, because God created us with different personalities, skills, talent and abilities, but we were all created to worship Him. In other words worship is for Him, and our response is to Him. According to 1Pet 2:9 “We are to declare the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light”
The “Why” we Worship
It is His Love for us first, this wonderful gift to us, He is worthy of our Praise our worship, the creator of the universe. We have seen and know what He has done and there is no one He can be compared to. He is Holy and awesome and deserve our praise and not just for what He has done but because who He is.
The ‘How’ we Worship
In Psa 95 it reads; Oh come, let us sing to the Lord, Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation, let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms for the Lord is a great God and a great King above all gods……..
Let us worship and bow down and kneel before the Lord our God our Maker, and Psa 98, there are many ways to worship Him but there is no greater model than what we read in Psa 95, 98, 22:3
Dont wait to cranked up my friends.
Weigh in on this.