7. Worship Permeates All Areas of Life
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
According to this verse, our everyday life—when lived in a demonstration of acts of love for others and in reliance upon God—displays his worth and make us worshipers.
In other words, Romans 12:1 calls us all of to a life of worship.
Absolutely, worship can be offered to God through music as believers lift their voices on a Sunday, or any, morning. But it is essential that we understand that biblical worship is not just about singing nor is it something exclusive to the church building.
Worship is acts of the mouth. Singing, praying, praising, repenting...whether in Sunday morning on-site or streaming worship service, weekly small group (in-person or online), or simply sitting alone in worship.
It’s also acts of love involving the hands and feet. Worship is driving a friend to a doctor’s appointment, taking a meal to a neighbor, or extending grace to a child. Whatever form it takes, worship is the act of putting his supreme worth on display.
In truth, biblical worship is not an occasional song or act of praise. Neither is it a weekly event we attend on Sunday morning. It is, rather, a lifestyle.
Our life is our worship.
As believers in Christ Jesus, we are called to offer our entire being, our entire life as worship to God.
Biblical worship is the praising of God’s greatness, goodness, and beauty. It’s adoring, honoring, revering, and loving him extravagantly—anytime, anywhere, and in a multitude of ways—because he alone is worthy.
To worship biblically our worship must be directed toward and focused on God, focused on the Gospel, done in spirit and in truth, and offered in response to God’s great worth and with our entire being. Worship will be the way we live life, day in and day out.
“Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.” – Warren Wiersbe
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Deborah Haddix is the author of Soul Nourishment: Satisfying Our Deep Longing for God. She also serves as Prayer Resources, Education, and Training Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network. Deborah writes, blogs, speaks, and coaches on topics related to biblical grandparenting, other life relationships, and soul care. Read the blog and find resources at her website.