September 18, 2017

Romans 12:1 (NLT) — 1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Last Sunday after church someone said, “Boy that was a good worship service. I really like the song selection because it drew me into worship. Communion was very meaningful and the message really spoke to my heart. I’m already looking forward to next Sunday.”

We in our culture consider Sunday to be our day of worship. But according to our memory verse God considers every day to be a day of worship. Everyday we are to give our bodies over to God in obedience to his word. This act of obedience is really the way to worship God. Singing songs to God is great. Remembering Jesus in communion is healthy and paying attention to the preached word is beneficial. But if all of that doesn’t translate into obedience to God the rest of the week then we really didn’t worship. We really didn’t humble ourselves before the Lord we just went through motions that made us feel good but they really didn’t have anything to do with obeying God or making him feel good.

I wonder what God would say when today, Monday, is over. Would he be able to say, “Boy that was a good worship service. I loved how my people didn’t give in to temptation today; that was music to my ears. I really appreciated it when they didn’t take part in the boss bashing that was going on at work; that spoke to my heart. I was thrilled when they were able to give thanks to me throughout the day even though things weren’t going particularly well; I really felt honored when they remembered me this way. It made me jump for joy when my guys didn’t sigh and roll their eyes when their wives asked them to help clean the house; I thought WOW what a worship service!

Hebrews 13:15–16 (NLT) — 15 Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. 16 And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

Psalm 19:14 (NLT) — 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

I’m already looking forward to Tuesday Worship; You?

Be Inspired Hilltop!

Comments

  1. Mary Anne Frank says:

    I’m reading Acts in my daily prayer time. Yesterday I was reading Acts 2. In verse 46 -47a it says “They worshipped together at the temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people.” We did all of that yesterday. When did the “habit” of worshipping together in the Temple daily come to an end and now we only worship together on Sundays? I love corporate worship and when I’m with others in worship and fellowship I find it encouraging to “offer my body as a living sacrifice”. In our culture today there are so many distractions that tempt us and pull at us . The only way for me to overcome these temptations and distractions is to daily be reading and meditating on the Word. I’m glad that in our church we have pastors that encourage us to read the Word daily. Through that daily reading of the Word we find grace to worship daily and not just on Sunday.