Born to Worship 3


by HJS

"I can worship God much better," say some, "outdoors where I see His handiwork than in a church." But the question is, "Do we worship at the beach, on a mountain trail, on the tennis courts, or driving on a freeway?" Or do people simply use that as an excuse to avoid going to church?

When you read the Old Testament you quickly notice that worship was often done spontaneously and in humility and contrition. It was an immediate response to an encounter with God. Isaiah had an encounter with God as recorded in Isaiah 6. He saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted. He heard two angelic beings in the heavens crying, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." It is no wonder that he prostrated himself before God, crying, "Woe to me! I am ruined! I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty!"

Worship, as defined by the Bible, always embraces the recognition of God's worthiness as opposed to our unworthiness. It involves recognizing Him as Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, Sovereign Lord, as well as the Giver of life.

Part of worship involves your physical posture but far more it concerns the posture of your heart. Jesus said true woship involves worshiping in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Worshiping in spirit means your innermost being cries out in worship - wherever you may be, and worshiping in truth demands that you recognize who God is, what His Son has done for you, and that what He has said about our lives is true. Don't confine your worship to the cathedral. Worship every day, giving thanks and praise to the Almighty.


Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before our Lord our Maker.  PSALM 95:6