“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
A simply stated truth about God; about His worthiness to receive glory, honor and power because of who He is – the creator of all things, and the power He possesses – He spoke the world, us and all that there is, into existence.
This knowledge of God’s worthiness ought to move us to worship Him as we recognize what has been true of Him since before time began. For us, His creations, it’s all about worship.
The question for me then becomes – How do I worship God? What is the appropriate expression of worship through my unique personality? I’ve struggled with this for years because of my narrow view of worship… singing. Yes, I’m one of those! I love music but I’m not always moved by the worship music I sing. I’m left feeling guilty, even ashamed that I wasn’t able to “worship” the God I profess to love. For a non-singer, imagine the thought of spending eternity… singing!
I’ve had to expand my view of worship. I feel like I am honoring God and giving him worship when I…
– spend time quietly in His presence.
– talk about His goodness to those who are seeking.
– encourage fellow believers in their faith.
– when I admit my own struggles to trustworthy saints – entrusting myself to His care through the Body of Christ.
– reach out to the broken, hurting , lost souls that silently cry for help.
– pray and ask him to help me see people through His eyes.
– do the things I’d rather not do because in my heart I know He is calling me to step out in faith.
– use my gifts and talents in a way that brings glory to God and not myself.
Worship has become the essence of my personal relationship with the Living God. Sometimes I gaze in wonder, sometimes I’m anxiously excited, sometimes my heart aches and the tears well up, and sometimes I’m even moved to… sing.
At the end of the day, it is still all about worship.
From the archives. Originally published December 24, 2009.