Our purpose on earth is to worship God. Everything within us is longing for it. So when we turn our focus on something other than worshiping God, we loose out on a life filled with purpose, joy, and freedom.
Worship is like the engine in our vehicles. The engine was manufactured to work inside the vehicle to take us to a destination. Without the engine, the vehicle would have no purpose and if not used properly or maintained regularly, it will no longer be effective for the purpose it was created. I'm sure you have seen an auto grave yard. It's a sad place. Some cars are new and some are old but they all are non-functional since they made their way there. We were designed with a plan to worship God in every area of our lives. That means to give our time, ability, and resources as an act of thanksgiving for the grace we have received.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1
Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with all your mind and with ALL your strength.’ Mark 12:30
We worship by maintaining our relationship with God. By praising Him, by making everything about Him, and by giving Him the honor he deserves. When we try to live for our own desires, we are not living for God and the purpose that He created us for.
Before I received the understanding of what worship meant, I lived a very self-centered life. I worried about daily provisions for my family and myself. New outfits, great food, and the best vacation spot were the highlights of my life. I didn't realize that He will ACTUALLY provide all those things anyways because He loves us. I was anxious for no reason.
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' Matthew 6:31
Because of the constant worry of what I will make for dinner, what are we going to do for entertainment, and what to buy the kids, this became a god in my life. You might say that I am blowing it out of proportion with it being my god, but it was. When we focus on something constantly, it is what we worship. It can be different things for different people. For some it can be their career, their children, their home, money, their body image and so on.
Turn our focus from ourselves to God
I was spending 99 percent of my day on the simple "life stuff" and mostly only worshiped God on Sunday at church. But once I received the true revelation of God, my priorities shifted. I still love to eat and dress cute but I am spending a lot more of my time in worshiping God rather then things. Ever since I started to worship God and putting Him first, I have seen His miracoulous provisions for my family and me. In Philippians it says that God will supply every need according to His riches. I don't know about you guys, but I will take His rich provisions over mine any day. He is such a good God!
but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Mark 4:19
Example of ways that I worship our God
- I sacrifice my time and energy because I want to and because I get to
- I listen to worship music and open up my heart to worshiping Him
- I study His word constantly listening to my Bible app and sermons and finding more ways to glorify Him.
- I got to the beach and enjoy His presence when I look at the water and the open sky. I marvel at His greatness.
- I express my love for Him daily.
- I tithe as an act of worship to God
God gave HIS ALL for us because He loved us – It’s an honor to give because He gave.
After the time of surrendering wholeheartedly, I experienced transformation in my mind and received a true revelation of God's love. Now I get to live out what God created me for. He is God and He deserves so much for what He did for us. Think of your favorite sport and how you cheer for your star player and team. I think that is how we need to worship God. Although He deserves a lot more praise than that. I love to worship God in a worship service. Its so beautiful to worship Him in a setting with so many fans who are cheering for the same team as you. GO JESUS!
It was a privilege to talk to you guys about my worship expersiences. Thank you for your continued support in prayer. I am praying for you too. If you have specific prayer needs or simply need to talk, please contact me HERE I would love to help. See you next week.