here’s a guest post i did over at Brandon’s blog for his guest post fridays:
Lately God has taught me much about what worship really is.
Many people look at worship as something so much less than it really is. And I don’t want to preach about worship in this, I want to show you something that could change how you worship.
So having said that I want to share what I personally have gone through in this lately. (I know I know, it’s really boring when the writer talks about themselves, but bear with me it won’t kill you)
Recently, I have been really praying and thinking about my (praise) worship life:
- Am I really worshiping or just singing songs?
- Do I really mean the words I sing? With my heart?
- Am I worshiping with my life too?
- Am I really singing to God?
- Is he my main focus in life?
These are the kinds of questions I would ask myself, and they aren’t at all bad questions. Normally I had them all in check, and I still ask these questions, but…
What if I told you that even if you have all these questions right, and your worship was like that, then it still might have so much more unreached potential?
Yes, Worship is praying to God, It is meaning it with your heart, it is living it with your life. There’s still more though.
If you have all of that you are probably worshiping, which is great, but I want to tell you how to make your worship reach it’s full potential.
Yesterday I think it was, I was talking to God in the morning and I was thinking about worship and I pretty much said “God, I would give anything right now, to have more worship again like best I’ve had before”
See, with life’s distractions, I found it hard to find time for as much quality worship. But there’s something in us that just longs for worship, it is how God made us, and it’s why we always worship things (including God and things other than God) all the time.
So, yesterday afternoon and a little before, God gave me what I asked for, and I will always see worship differently.
He kind of redefined it for me:
Worship isn’t just the message,
It’s not just how you live your life,
It’s not just talking to God…
Worship, is how we tell God I love you,
Worship, is the opportunity that we get to experience God,
Worship, is when we tell God what we love about him,
Worship is when we take our mind, our heart, and our soul, all at once, and focus them on nothing other than God, and let the be filled with him
Worship, is our best way to true joy and happiness.
Why do I say that?
Because it’s what God made us for, to be his friend and worship him
It’s what makes heaven the place it is. Treat it like the precious experience it is and yearn for it, so that it can fill your heart with God’s joy.
Feel free to comment your thoughts here or on Brandon’s blog.