40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 19 – Worship

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25 For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. (1 Chronicles 16:25 – 27)

 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31)

 

There is something very liberating about worship! It might seem odd that focus on someone other than ourselves can bring the joy that worship brings. However, in God’s economy true worship transports us to our original purpose, which is a source of immeasurable joy.

Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible verses above.

 

Something to think about:

How do you guard against restricting worship to a church event?

7 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 19 – Worship

  1. I must first ensure that I have the proper understanding of worship. If I do then I will realize that worship is not to be done in church alone. God expects me to worship Him by renewing my mind (Romans 12:2) and examining my heart condition towards Him. I intentionally spend time with Him consistently in order for this to happen. Scripture seems to talk often about what we do in secret. Worshiping in church is a public display and of course this is very important and necessary but we must also ask ourselves: What do we do in secret?

  2. My worship is daily, because we serve an awesome God! In everything I do, I endeavor to remember that it is for His honor and glory. This daily reminder ensures that I strive to keep Christ at the center. I worship Him not only during my daily devotional, but also through my daily activities at work, with my family and interaction with others.

  3. My knowledge of the Holy God will directly correlate to the extent to which my day to day existence worships Him, My raison d’etre!! If my worship is just a Sunday morning event then I am missing something. Daily time in study and with Him are not optional to know and worship Him outside of Sundays.

  4. I became a Christ follower at a young age and thought worship was synonymous with singing with a choir. As I grew I realized it moved outside the walls of the church, beyond the choir and even more than singing. It was a study of the Scripture and mature believers that has led to the pursuit of a life of worship. All areas of life have the potential, if we allow it, can be worship. We were designed to worship and should be an integral part of our identity.

  5. Purpose is truly (& logically) life-giving. And walking in our created/eternal purpose is just as logically ‘eternal life’-giving. But because of our flesh, the world, and Satan, we wander and stray. I love the statement that “true worship transports us to our original purpose” as it indicates that we normally need to be moved from where we tend to be!.. and hence (to answer the question), the need for a decision of the will! AS we focus on the One in whom we have our purpose, we find it, and true joy, so we need to choose to go there, and not just respond when we feel drawn there, for example by His amazing creation. To me the third verse quoted above pretty much sums it up (1Cor.10-31).

  6. Actually because I was born into a Moslem family before converting to Christanity 26 years ago I was taught by my mother to worship in everything I do. She never went to mosque and I only started to go to church 30 years ago sometimes. I go regularly in the last ten years.
    I must confess that I prefer to worship alone as I find church distracting.
    Of course unless to quote a Pastor Young — “you become the church.”

  7. Worship and service go hand in hand. You can worship in church service, but you can also worship in the service you give to others. This could also refer to the place where you work.

    Another example is our care and concern for the poor.

    Every act on my behalf can be seen as an act of worship to my God and Savior.

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