"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Worship

Most people have an idea of worship...or when they hear the word "worship" they associate that with different things that they were raised with, or taught.  What most people don't understand (yes, even Christians) is that worship is a verb.  It is an action word.   

Idea: a thought, conception, or notion, a plan of action; an intention.

If you just have an idea of worship and haven't actually followed through with it, what good is it?  The definition I got above is from dictionary.com and I especially like the last part..."a plan of action".  Yes, it is smart to have a plan of action, but what good is it if you don't follow through?

What good are your thoughts if you don't act them out?  Our actions are probably the most influential weapon we have towards this world.  The Lord wants your worship.  He wants you to come before him humbly and with a broken heart.  He wants you to realize that it's not all about you...He wants you to stop being selfish.  He wants you to surrender.

In the bible, it talks about having faith like a child.  Children dream big, think big, and have huge imaginations.  They don't care what people say about them...they're not worried about looking funny.  They have audacious faith.  Ok, well I've kind of rambled and spilled my heart a little in this post, but I do have a point!

Worship is an action. This morning, I had the privlege of sitting in on one of our school chapels.  The 2nd grade at our school sang for us and quoted scripture all about worship.  The whole experience was unbelievably pure.  They taught me again what worship was all about.  There was one instance where they were singing a song with the lyrics, "let everything that has breath praise the Lord", and in the middle of the song, every 2nd grader raised his/her hands in surrender to our Lord.  I couldn't help it...tears welled up in my eyes and God brought me back to the heart of a child.

They weren't concerned about who was looking at them and they weren't embarrassed.  The God of this Universe has given us everything that we could ever ask for or imagine in our lives.  Today, as I was reminded by 65 second graders, we need to acknowledge and surrender our lives to Him and show him with our actions in worship.  
 
Psalm 150
 1 Praise the LORD. [a]
       Praise God in his sanctuary;
       praise him in his mighty heavens.
 2 Praise him for his acts of power;
       praise him for his surpassing greatness.
 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
       praise him with the harp and lyre,
 4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
       praise him with the strings and flute,
 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
       praise him with resounding cymbals.
 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
       Praise the LORD.

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Jaime Leigh said...

Well said!!!

Kayla said...

I love this. Well said!