Saturday 9 May 2015

Let's Chat | What is Christian Worship?

Hi Readers and Followers,

I would like to know your view about a topic that I discussed recently with a few of my friends. When you think of the word 'worship', what comes to your mind? How do you worship God? What is your understanding of worship? 

This is my view
Worship is not a genre or style of music.
Worship is not a 15 minutes prelude to the Sunday Service.
Worship is not something to get a crowd warmed up.
Worship is not when you play the instruments.
Worship is not a slow song or upbeat song.
Worship is not music.

What then is worship? 

Worship is when everything that we do returns praise back to God. Worship is a lifestyle that is pleasing to God, and a sacrifice that we undertake to the glory of God.

Worship is when our emotions, thoughts, words and actions please to God.

Once worship is part of your daily life of pleasing God, it will take the whole idea of music out of the picture. Nonetheless, when you dedicate yourself to God and you choose to engage in music that glorifies God, this can also been seen as worship.

What worshipping entails can be found in the below Bible scripture
"So then, my friends, because of God's great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. ( This denotes that if we do not offer this type of worship, we would be offering a FALSE worship, right?).

Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God—what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 GNT)"

Isn't it interesting that the Bible specifies "singing and making melody with our hearts"as singing to the Lord ( Ephesians 5:18-19)? I am just wondering why God did not refer to worship as singing unto Him in the Bible or did He? 

Let's chat, what's your view about christian worship? 

- Myss Lafunky

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