Posted: August 30, 2014 in TLCC

Growing up in a Christian church, one would hear the phrase “Praise and Worship”. Usually it refers to the part of the service (or mass) that means the people are singing. Sometimes, the understanding is that the “Praise” refers to the fast songs and “Worship” means the slow songs.

Another definition of worship is that it is the service in itself. For example, we invite our friends to the “worship service”.

Worship, as defined by the dictionary is giving someone his worth. It is something given as a reverent devotion and allegiance. It is honoring someone or something.

Here are three considerations when it comes to worship.

#1 The place of Worship
You can actually worship anywhere, or right where you are. God is not restricted to a place. True worship is an attitude of the heart. It is not limited to space. Just like the Samaritan woman at the well who thought worship is limited to a place, Jesus replied by saying…

“a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.”
(John 4:21)

We can worship God anywhere. Anytime. It is a matter of the heart.

#2 The people who worship
The second consideration of worship is the people. You see, there are two kinds of worshippers. The true worshippers and the false worshippers. A true worshipper is in love with God. He is consumed by God to a point that it reflects in his work, in his life, and even in his language. A true worshipper worships God in Spirit and in truth. You can worship God all you want, but if your life is unchanged, it is not worship.

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit,and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
(John 4:23-24)

#3 The Person we worship
The third consideration of worship is the Person we are worshipping. Our relationship with God determines how we worship. If we worship in a distant manner, it is because our relationship with Him is distant. If we worship God in a reflective manner, it is because our view of God is in His holiness, His being God. Our style of worship reflects on how we view God. The more we spend time with God, the more we get to know who He is. The more we get to know what He likes.

When we worship, we become who we worship (in terms of their characteristics or attributes). You become who you spend time with.

“God is spirit,and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth”
(John 4:24)

We worship God the way we view Him. So here’s the question. How do we view God? Is our worship reflecting who God is?


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