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Column: WHY NOT BE A WORSHIPPER?

WHY NOT BE A WORSHIPPER?

Hey!!!! It’s Monday!! Get up! Jump! Skip! Run! Command your week! Forget about the societal norms of Mondays being the worst day of the week. MAKE IT YOUR BEST!!!! After all, usually what happens at the beginning of your week sets the pace for the rest of your week. So make it count boo! 😉

You may say….”Hey Alyssa, how can you be so excited about Mondays? What drives you to get out of bed? You must really love what you do!” Well my friends, firstly refer to my previous two part series on purpose. Once you have found your purpose, you have found your reason for waking up each morning. That’s what drives you. In addition to that….your day has not really begun if you haven’t spoken to your Heavenly Father. Come on now….life is meaningless without Him. LIVE A LIFE OF WORSHIP! ONE THAT GLORIFIES GOD!!

Yes don’t worry I know what you’re thinking. Fortunately, I have the answer to your question. You’re probably thinking that worship is all about the songs we do before the preacher comes with a sermon. Well, it’s not quite. This is my take on it.
Worship isn’t about the slow songs we sing during a service, it isn’t about how many ministries we are involved in and it isn’t about how long we can pray. While all these things may be an expression of worship, it all comes down to where God is on our Priority List. Do we get so caught up in doing the work of the Lord that we forget the Lord himself?

Worship is to whom or what we give our time to. I saw a quote that stated, “There’s a difference between someone who talks to you in their free time and someone who frees their time to talk to you.” We serve a jealous God (Exodus 34:14), and all He requires from us is our time. A time to develop a more intimate relationship with Him, a time where our desire for Him exceeds that of any fleshly desire. (Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart”).

I worship God simply because He is God. Period! My submission and extravagant love for Him flows out of the reality of Him loving me first (1John 4:19 “We love Him because He first loved us”). I worship Him not for what I can gain, but what can I give. One sided worship is no worship. If God does not respond to my worship i.e if He is not pleased by it, then it would have been in vain.

I connote my relationship with God to that of a best friend; that same effort to ensure that the bond between the two continue to strengthen, to ensure that you do all in your power to make that person happy. It is the same with God and it is the same bond I have developed with Him over time. Through spending time not only talking to Him, singing and being in prayer, but spending time in His word.

SO WHY NOT BE A WORSHIPPER?

BE ENCOURAGED! BE MOTIVATED!

Love always! 😙
Alyssa Graham