What does worship mean, exactly?

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

What does worship mean to you?

Worship is an action. An action with love, respect, and honor.

How can we worship?

By honoring, praising, serving, and respecting God. 

Every one of us is uniquely gifted and talented. God designed all of us to be individualistic. That means some of us worship God in different ways.

We can worship God by doing whatever we are doing with honor, praise, service, and respect.

Worship while bagging groceries? Yes! Can you worship by painting? Yes. Can I worship God by driving my car? Yes! Can we worship God by eating? Why not? What about worshipping God by serving? Of course!

I’m going to read some scripture, and I want you to listen to all the words. If you notice a verse that speaks out to you, write it down or put a little dot next to it. Because we’re going to do something with that verse at the end.

Sometimes we get carried away with doing everyday life things and forget that God, Creator over everything, desires us to walk this life with Him.

‘The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say concerning the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust: He himself will rescue you from the bird trap, from the destructive plague.

He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.

You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon.

Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you.

You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord — my refuge, the Most High — your dwelling place, no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent.

For he will give his angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways.

They will support you with their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

Because he has his heart set on me, I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.

When he calls out to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble.

I will rescue him and give him honor.

I will satisfy him with a long life and show him my salvation.’

Psalms 91:1-16 

Now if one of those verses didn’t move you, you can choose any of your favorites to use.

We’re going to worship God by writing out this verse! It’s up to you with what you want to do with it, once it’s finished. You can give it to someone or keep it in your Bible or room somewhere.

But make sure that while we are writing this verse down, you are doing it with love, respect, and honor to God.

‘Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. ‘

Romans 12:1-2

So now, everything that we do imagine it as worship to God. Because it is. We are a living sacrifice. God sees us as His.

Isn’t that worth worshipping Him for?

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