Editor’s Note: This is a guest story by Sandi over at @refreshingmelodies
Express your love to God!
‘O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing! – Psalm 103:1-2 (MSG)
I love to worship.
In simple terms, worship is the act of attributing reverent honour and homage to God. This can be accomplished in various expressions. Most people would automatically think of singing, playing a musical instrument or dancing as the most common expressions of worship. But did you know that whatever you do, if you are doing it unto God, it can also be classed as worship? Now obviously singing is very important to God. The Bible talks about how God sings and dances over us (see Zephaniah 3:17). However, worship does not equal singing all the time.
I love what Colossians 3:17 says:
“Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.” (MSG)
“Let every activity of your lives and every word that comes from your lips be drenched with the beauty of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. And bring your constant praise to God the Father because of what Christ has done for you!” (TPT)
Surely, no matter what you are doing (speaking, writing, or working), do it all in the name of Jesus our Master, sending thanks through Him to God our Father. (VOICE)
So, if you are washing the dishes, changing diapers, taking your spouse out on a date, or meeting a friend over a cup of coffee, this too can be a form of worship if done unto God. Anytime we exalt God with our actions we are worshipping Him. Simply put, worship is love expressed to God.
My desire is to live a life of worship on a consistent basis and share it out to those around me. Personally, I enjoy expressing my worship to God through singing or playing the keys. However, I am not always able to do this. Here are some practical ways I have been able to ‘do stuff’ unto God in my day to day life:
1: Asking God to help me with whatever tasks I have before I start them. I try to do this often with work tasks and then usually just get on with it.
2: Speaking my thoughts to God and listening to anything He has to say – I like doing this while washing the dishes.
3: Asking God to lead and direct conversations, and how I can encourage them – I do this a lot if I am meeting people.
4. Leaving instrumental worship music on while I get on with things.
5. Day-dreaming with God – I like to do this while out on walks; thinking of how things will be when God’s will is fulfilled in different parts of the world.
So be encouraged today, as long as you are expressing your love to God in something, you are worshipping Him!