Katie Grobe: Ultimate expression of worship
May 27, 2011
I have been an instrumentalist at various churches over the years, and there are some conversations I have had which surprised me regarding views on what worship is.
A lot of people believe worship is merely the songs sung Sunday mornings, and that is the only time they spend worshipping God.
To some, it includes attending the church service, but that is also confined to Sunday mornings.
I would like to challenge you to think differently about this.
As Paul said in I Corinthians 10:31, "Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
Worship is so often confused with songs and how we feel while singing them. While these times can help us feel connected to God, this is limiting what worship could be.
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As Pastor Mike Pilavachi challenged his church in Watford, England, "When you come through the doors on a Sunday, what are you bringing as your offering to God?"
A part of this idea is that we are not the receiving entities when it comes down to what happens in worship — we are not audience members but each an individual producer of worship.
I would like to extend this concept beyond Sunday mornings and church buildings to a broader description of worship.
What are you bringing daily as your offering to God?
The purpose of worship is to glorify God.
This act should not be limited to a time, a place, or how well the band performs. This is everything we do with a mindset on bringing glory to the One who made us.
Colossians 3:23-24 states, "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."
This type of worshipping act happens in our homes, at our workplaces, and with our friends.
This type of worship happens within our hearts.
Giving the glory to God for a job we completed, a meal we prepared, or a game well played is the ultimate expression of worship.