He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Luke 10:27
What was your experience like trying to worship in all your activities? Did you have to think hard about what you had to do or was it natural? I believe an excerpt from an Our Daily Bread article written by Dave Branon does an excellent job of addressing this topic:
It’s one thing to worship and praise God at church; it’s quite another to move out into the real world and worship Him through daily obedience.
Do we confine our worship to church? Or do we continue to worship Him by obeying Him in our daily life, looking for opportunities to serve?
In 1 Samuel 15 we see that Saul was asked by the Lord to do a task; but when we review what he did (vv.20-21), we discover that he used worship (sacrifice) as an excuse for his failure to obey God. God’s response was, “To obey is better than sacrifice” (v.22).
It’s good to be involved in worship at church. But let’s also ask God to show us ways to continue to give Him the praise He deserves through our obedience.
Lord, I want my worship of You to extend beyond the walls of my church. Help me to listen to
Your prompting and to serve others wherever I can—no matter what day it is.
Our worship should not be confined to times and places; it should be the spirit of our lives.”
We can conclude that if we are obedient to God in our daily lives worship is natural.
There is another important conclusion I believe we should consider. 1 John 5:3 tells us: “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.”
So, we have an equation that looks like this: Love=Obedience=Worship. In the end, worship is about Love. So, as we wrap-up our focus this week on Worship, remember God demonstrated his love for us by giving His best. It isn’t too much for us to love him with all our mind, soul and strength.
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