Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Highpoint of Worship

What's your favorite part of a worship service?

I define "worship" as a response to who God is, what He's done, and what He's promised. That makes it include a good deal more than singing. Giving money to support the work of the church (be it salaries, missions, or helping the poor) and listening and learning as someone teaches from the Word can definitely be worship.

For me nothing tops baptism: When someone responds to the gospel by promising to follow Jesus for the rest of their days. (We're obviously credobaptists.)

It's saying, "This is what I believe, and I'm going to be different because of it." And yet I think we all know it's not a one-time thing. It's a commitment, a choice, you have to make every day. Every minute of every day.

But it doesn't hurt to make a big deal of it every now and then.

We don't all need to go back through the baptismal waters, but we can stop and plant our flag and say to our flesh and to our Savior, "I'm going to follow Jesus for as long as I live."

When's the last time you consciously renewed that commitment?

What's wrong with today?

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Good word!

chelsea said...

Nice post!
God bless..

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The Eternal Tattoo said...

The greatest worship is with our heart. God does not want our money, nor our sacrifices,,,,, he wants all of our heart,,,,

Toorak

ChrisB said...

Toorak,

Thanks for stopping by.

I don't think it's quite accurate to say God doesn't want our money; the Bible is pretty clear that He does. But His interest in our money is also clearly related to the heart issue: "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

But the greatest worship is with our lives. He wants it all -- every second, every thought, every action, every word should be devoted to Him.

I am said...

Just the feeling worships gives. That feeling of closeness to God.
Christian Woman