Everyday Life: The Heart of the Matter

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How do you express yourself in worship? Do you dance? Draw? Sing?

For me, writing is a form of worship. I don’t write to impress you, the reader. I don’t write to bring attention to me, the author. Whether it’s through humour for the sake of humour or a serious life lesson, the words on the page must ultimately draw people to Jesus. Otherwise, every word penned is meaningless.

John 4:24 says, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”. The Greek word for “worship” means “to pay homage, to revere”. To put it simply, worship is giving glory to God.

Worship in a church setting is important. Worship during personal devotion time is important. Creative worship – like singing, dancing, painting or writing – are important. But worship is so much more than those things. It’s a heart attitude.

We’ve been created to live lives of worship. To revere God. To glorify Him. Everyday. Every minute. In everything.

It doesn’t matter whether you are chasing children, scrubbing toilets, organizing paper clips, or wowing vast audiences with your unparalleled musical abilities. The Bible says that God is enthroned in the praises of His people. If your heart’s desire is to exalt Jesus through the things you do, you are worshiping Him.

As always, there is a question that the Holy Spirit is asking me … and as always, I’ll throw it out there for you too. How are you going to worship God today?

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