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Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - Dec. 27, 2007


Thursday, December 27, 2007

A Life of Worship

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.

—Colossians 3:23

Some people come to church with great expectations. They expect something profound to happen in the church service, and then they don’t see it happen. The question is, did they ever stop and think the problem might be with them? If they have not been worshiping God for the last six days, they cannot effectively worship Him on Sunday. The worship in the sanctuary is largely meaningless unless it is preceded and prepared for by a life of worship.

The word worship comes from an old English word that means “worthship.” It means to worship something because it merits your worship. But worship is not just when we sing a song.

Living a life of worship means that we live to glorify God in all we say and do. Classical guitarist Christopher Parkening has said there are two things he can do well: fish and play the guitar. Now you might not fish or play the guitar. Well, what can you do? I can program a computer. Good. I can frame a house. Great. I can cook a good meal. Very good. I have artistic ability. Great. You can take whatever you have and do it for the glory of God. Whatever you do, you can honor the Lord with it. God can use you in whatever vocation you are in. The apostle Paul wrote, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23–24).

You can do your job well and effectively as a testimony and a witness for Jesus. You can live a life of worship. 

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