Worship is a somber term that every Christian takes very seriously. What we normally consider as worship is our favorite Bethel song playing in the background as our hands are lifted, our eyes are closed, and we’re just soaking up as much of God’s presences as we can. This is perhaps the most common interpretation of worship around the world. But, is it the only way to worship?
Many of us have dreams of standing in front of a large crowd, with our acoustic guitar hanging low as we look up with our eyes closed and belt out “How Great Is Our God.” The role of a worship leader or the entire worship team can be unfairly glamorized. While they are the ones that end up getting all the attention with the spotlight, both literally and figuratively on them, that’s a mere drop in the ocean of what true worship is.
The Bible asks us to worship in Spirit and truth. While that may seem like a challenging task, it’s actually one of the most simple examples to follow.
I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Romans 12: 1
Since we believe that all good things come from Him, we should also treat everything we do as a form of worship to God. So whether that’s finishing your office work on time to the best of your ability, helping an elderly man cross the road or even keeping your car spotlessly clean, these seemingly meaningless and easily forgotten tasks are all acceptable to God.
Don’t get me wrong; I don’t mean that the next time your worship pastor starts singing a song you should head out to the parking lot and start cleaning your car. I’m merely suggesting that we consider worship not as a singular act but rather an entire spectrum of activities that encompass every part of our lives. It’s something that I’ve tried adopting and has blessed me immensely! Happy Worshipping!