We have been working for over a year on changing the usage of the word “Worship”. For most of us (at least those of us in the bible belt) this word probably means for you a time in the week where you sing songs together with your church. We say things like “our Worship services are at 9 & 10:45” or “man Worship was really great today”. Until this year, we even called our department the “Worship Arts” department. There is certainly nothing wrong with saying these things, there is just simply a better way to look at it (I think).
God has called all of us to “offer our bodies as a living sacrifice” in Worship to Him (Romans 12). Notice he didn’t say “offer your vocal chords once a week” or “offer your service at 9 & 10:45” or even better “only offer these things when you get together with fellow believers”. For those of us who are true followers of Jesus, it should not just be what we do, but rather who we are. Everything in our life should be an act of Worship. I believe with all of my heart that if we do this, our lives (and the lives of those around us) will be forever changed!
Just think about this…what if we went to the doctor with a mindset of Worship. Now, instead of thinking about all the germy kids (and the flu that you might get), or the bill, etc you can be have very intentional conversations about what God is teaching you, or about salvation, or even pray with other parents who might be struggling.
This blog is entitled “Out of the Overflow” because I truly believe that “out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks”. If we view our lives as an opportunity to constantly Worship God in ALL things, it can change EVERYTHING. Please hear my heart on this, calling your sunday experience “Worship” is not wrong, just simply incomplete.
I would challenge you today to change your thinking on the word “Worship”. Do you REALLY believe that we are to offer EVERYTHING we do as an act of Worship? Would the way you live your life, the verbiage you use to describe it, and the actions you take in response tell the same story?
What do you think?