As we continued in our series on I Heart Worship, it was great to hear from 4 people how worship is part of their lives.
It is so easy for us to only think of music or even just church as worship, that we can so easily forget that we are called to so much more.
I had invited 4 different people to share in 4 very specific areas about worship.
Don shared about church life worship – that being what we do as a congregation on Sunday mornings or when we get together. This includes music, offering, communion, fellowship, etc. The entire church (service and outside of sunday services) are part of our worship to God – not merely between 10am-11:30am Sundays.
Phil shared about work life worship – the idea being, that how we act at our jobs/careers is also an act and form of worship. Phil specifically shared about how God has called him to “be different” at work – ie. showing and sharing the fruit of the Spirit. And for a while, it seemed very unfruitful, but overtime people have noticed that “something is different” and that he “must be a Christian”. What an amazing testimony of God’s goodness. Even at work, as Phil worships, others notice and it all points back to God.
Amie share about home life worship – Worship at home is everything from how you treat your spouse and kids to what you do with them to welcome guests to taking care of your home. Simply spending time with your spouse and children can be an act of worship. Simply doing housework or yard work can be an act of worship. Whether that is reading the Bible with your kids or playing a game or sharing a meal – when we choose to focus on God and to give Him the glory and honour and thanks, that is worship.
Mike shared about community life worship – Mike is part of the men’s group here at the church and as a group they offer to serve at various places (such as the Food Bank this past weekend). Whether its as a group or as a family or an individual, when we serve the community and organizations we are serving God. God has given us the abilities and opportunities to serve those in need, and when we take on those opportunities, it is worship to God. Not only is it our worship to God but it is another opportunity for us to share the Good News, whether by word or deed. Serving can be at non-profit organizations, coaching a sports team, picking up trash at your local park, etc, etc, etc. There are so many opportunities!
The point of Sunday was that worship of God can be, should be, and IS around everything we do. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, those times when you are alone or with family, when you are at work, when you are volunteering, when you are at church – these are the times of worship to God.
This week, remind yourself to worship God. If you are driving, worship God. If you are working, worship God. If you are at small groups, worship God. In everything you do, WORSHIP GOD.