Let's talk about the word worship. What does it mean? Does it require anything from us? Do we need to devote our entire lives to worship?
Worship means to ascribe honor to something. To worship God, as Christians, we simply ascribe to Him the honor and glory that He is due. So many Christians believe that the music portion of a church service is "worship." Obviously the musical portion of a church service is a part of our worship of a holy and mighty God, but it is only one part of our worship.
Our lives can be lived in such a way that everything we do is an act of worship. Giving to someone in need with the right heart and motives is worship. Listening to a sermon on Sunday morning and deciding to make a change in our lives is worship. Anything that can direct honor to God, be it working hard at a job, or being a stay-at-home Mom, is considered worship. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 it reads, "So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God."
To commit everything that we do, say, or think to bring glory to God is difficult. It requires some thought before we make decisions in our lives. But, it is the best way to live the life that has been given to us from God. Before we decide to lash out at someone, ask yourself if it will bring honor to God. Before we decide to do a good deed in order to get something in return, ask yourself if that is honoring to God.
The good news is that each morning we are given a chance to renew our hearts and minds before God, and devote the day to bring honor to Him. As it states in Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness.”