Worship is not just about singing

Hand raised in worship

…we should bring daily acts of worship. (Continuing our series of blog posts as an introduction to worship).

1 Peter 2:5 says

Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life in which you’ll service as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.

And in Verse 9

But you are the ones chosen by God chosen from the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out of for Him to tell others of the night and day difference He made to you.

We were called for the purpose of praising and worshipping God, and its not just an activity for Sunday… Romans 12 1-2 says

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

God wants us to take our everyday life and worship Him with it. Yep, your getting up, going to work, driving the kids to school, making the dinner, cleaning the house, doing the shopping, paying bills, doing ‘admin’, working in the Doctor’s surgery, being a policeman, sweeping the street, teaching children to do maths – and so on worship should invade our entire lives and, in so doing, we become carriers of His presence everywhere we go.

In good times and in bad times life. Ah that’s a bit more tricky isn’t it, it’s easy to worship God in the good times but what about when things get tough? We’ll be taking a look at that next time…