Attitude of worship


 What is an attitude of worship?

 Worship is the attitude of the heart; worship is the response to God’s worthiness, greatness and goodness. Worship is an old English word of “worth-ship”, meaning to acknowledge the worth of someone. Therefore, as Christians when we worship we acknowledge the worthiness of God. Therefore, whenever we acknowledge Gods worthiness we are worshiping God.

Worship is not just limited to just the slow part of praise and worship, but it can happen every day, every hour and every minute you honour God, every time you put him first and every time you give Him all the glory. Psalm 9:1-2: ‘1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.’ Psalm 111:1: ‘1 Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.’

 We can worship God in all things, when you are doing grocery, going to school or work, when looking after your children and so forth. You do not have to limit worship to a set time in the morning and at night, but the whole day can be filled with the worship of the Lord. 1Peter 4:11 ‘If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.’

When we commit all are things to the Lord that is worship, when we give our offering, our time and effort to the things of the Lord that is worship. When we focus on him and make him our first and top-most priority, we are worshiping God. When you give him the honour that is due, you are worshiping him. True worship should create God intoxicated people. People who are crazy for the Lord, who are zealous to win lost souls. Worship is a lifestyle that gives value to its creator. Worship is giving the Lord all of our attention; it is setting aside everything that distracts us. Psalm 37:5 ‘Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.’ Proverbs 16:3 ‘Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.’

We have to worship Christ in spirit and in truth. John 4:21 “Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.” John 4:22 “Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.” John 4:23 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

 We worship God knowing that He is the absolute Truth, there is no way to the Father in Heaven but through Christ, we know that Christ died for our sins, and through Him we are saved. We worship Him knowing that He loves us with an everlasting love. Christ is not just a thing but a person, He is a person that wants to be worshiped, scrap that He deserves to be worshiped, we were created for that very purpose to worship him. We are created and are still created for Gods pleasure. Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Worship is also not limited to a church building, but to the heart, we are Christ tabernacle and temple, where the fullness of the Godhead resides in us. 1Corinthians 3:16 “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”

Remember whoever and whatever you give worship (your time, money, effort) becomes your god (your idol). Your slaves to who you obey, sin or righteousness, I beg you to choose righteousness. Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Luke 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

 We have to have a contrite and a sincere heart every time we worship God, we are not worshiping God for what we can get, but what we can give. Hebrews 13:15 ‘Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.’ 

We have to humble ourselves before His Mighty hand, and declare his Greatness. When we worship God, we admit our weakness and inadequacies and rely on His strength and grace. However, we do not worship God in weakness and inadequacy because we have confidence and boldness to enter the throne of Grace and that He will receive our offerings of praise.

Hebrews 4:16 ‘Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.’

Psalm 141:2 ‘Let my prayer be accepted as sweet-smelling incense in your presence. Let the lifting up of my hands in prayer be accepted as an evening sacrifice.’

Isaiah 40:31 ‘but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.’

Worship is a lifestyle, we need an attitude of gratitude, we need to be thankful always and be in lasting appreciation of the wonder of His ways, to the richness of His mercy and His everlasting grace, fulfilled in His Son Jesus Christ. 1Thessalonians 5:16’ Rejoice always, ‘ 1Thessalonians 5:17 ‘pray without ceasing, ‘ 1Thessalonians 5:18 ‘give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.’ Romans 12:1 ‘I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.’

 Worship elevates us into God presence and power. Hebrews 12:28 ‘Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,’

To worship God in spirit and in truth is to worship him in one mind, one accord, in honour and in reverence. Worship is not for our entertainment, we are not worshiping God to get something out of God that would be a selfish motive, and would not be worshipping God in Truth. However, our primary reason to worship God is to glorify him (1 Corinthians 6:20). Every time you worship, your focus should be on him, your attention is on him and are filled with love for our Creator.

Worship should be situated in the boundaries of a Relationship with our Saviour and Father, if there is no relationship there is no worship. Once that relationship is created then worship follows, it is a natural response when a man looks at His own sinfulness comparedto a Holy and Righteous God. Wow, just take a minute to pause and awe at His greatness. We are able to enter into the Holy of Holies that is our spirit which has been regenerated by Christ.

Matthew 15:8 “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; Matthew 15:9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'” Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.’ These two scriptures go hand in hand; taking God’s name is voiding any power and reverence in it.

When we worship God in spirit, we worship Him from the heart, mind, soul and body, not with pompous external things (rites and ceremonies). The Pharisees in this scripture and many Christians still today externally worship, but their heart is totally far from God. They go through the religious motions of worship, thereby taking God’s name in vain which is an abomination to the Lord.

So let us put on an attitude of worship, let us draw near to God with our hearts, and praise Him with the fruit of our lips, let us reside in the presence of the Lord. Let us acknowledge His worthiness, greatness, goodness, mercy, grace. The list can go on and on right.

Well that is it, Worship, Worship, Worship, that’s what it is about

Stay blessed

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Seeker

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  1. June 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you for the welcome!

    A thorough discussion is long overdue on the new order of worshipping God, “as he really is”, i.e., in his once and for all self-revelation at Jesus Christ’s perfect and transfigurative death on the cross (Matt. 16: 13-28; 17: 1-13; 26: 63-64; 27: 50-56) untampered by any theology!

  2. Aaron G
    June 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    this was great.Loved it

  3. July 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    this was very nice. very inspirational
    i like it!

  4. December 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Спасибо понравилось ! Thanks !

  1. June 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

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