God has called us all to worship Him. There are no exceptions.
This is one of the main pillars in our walk with Christ and one of the most consistent commands in scripture. If worship is highlighted so clearly in the biblical canon, then why is it often ignored in our daily walk with Christ?
I have been talking with people in my life about this for quite some time, and the responses I get are surprisingly similar. For the most part people spend a shockingly small amount of time thinking about worship and an even smaller amount of time doing it.
When you think of the word worship, what often comes to mind, is standing in church, with a bunch of people, singing 3-4 songs as a service begins. But I would argue that just singing, in and of itself, is not worship. We need to engage with God. He demands our worship, and if we do not give it, the rocks will.
Luke 1940 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Worship is a powerful, Holy, earth shattering activity.
We are commanded to come before the King of Kings and glorify Him. When we worship, we are entering His presence to give Him praise. Worship is not about us “feeling like it” or “getting into it”. It’s not about us at all.
How often are you truly worshiping the Almighty God? Do we make time in our week to lay down what we have going on to worship our King? Are we intentionally entering into worship in a way that is pleasing to the Lord? I know I have been guilty of walking into church late but justified it since I only missed ‘the worship’ part.
Few things on this earth rival the importance of worship. And that is why it so easily slips out of conscious intentionality. If Satan can get us to be more wrapped up in the fact that the drums are too loud, or we don’t like the style of that worship team etc., then we aren’t casting our eyes on God.
In Revelation 4 and 5 we get a glimpse of the throne room of heaven, and in the throne room there is worship.
8 “Day and night they never stop saying:“‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.”
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him… They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped
When God sent his Son to this world, not only was our Holy God entering our world tangibly, but he was welcomed here by angels – worshipping – as they do in heaven.
“Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”” Luke 2:13-14.
That is something enormously powerful. I do not think it is a coincidence that when God incarnate came to earth, the first thing that happened to Jesus was worship.
Worship is a reflection of the activity of heaven.
When you are in the presence of God, all you can do, is worship.
All that he asks for, is worship.
We are so blessed to have the gift of worshiping him. We get to join with heaven. When we sing: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come’, we are doing it WITH heaven. What a joy to be able to worship our king. So, let’s worship him! Let us lift our voices in praise. Let passivity in worship die. Be moved. Set aside time to worship the Lord God Almighty. Reading our Bible every day is important, and we all know it, so we make time for it.
Make time for worship.