By Daniel Foster | @DanielFoster07
Worship. What is it?
The other night I asked my students to tell me what they thought worship was. Like many of us, their answers revolved around a worship service. They said things like; singing, preaching, going to church, etc. These were all great answers, but I believe worship goes much deeper than that.
Look at how people worshiped thousands of years ago. In fact, the book of Psalms is a collection of poetry written as worship songs. It was almost like the hymnal of their day. If you read through the Psalms, you realize that life wasn’t always glamorous for David.
David went through many dark moments, and through that we see him worship. He would turn to God, and in confidence and faith, he would cry out to God for help. That’s what God wants from us. He doesn’t want us turning to Facebook, Twitter, and blogs when we are in pain, He wants us to turn to Him. To cry out to Him, to praise Him, to sing to Him, everything points to Him.
In fact, worship shouldn’t be about us at all! We complain about the music being too loud, or not liking the choice of songs, but we are missing the main point. The main point being God. Worship isn’t just the songs we sing, worship is the life we live. (Click to Tweet.) David wasn’t confined to four walls when he worshiped. He didn’t have an on/off switch that he would flick on as he walked into the temple to worship. Worship was his lifestyle, it was his response to everyday events. His response of thankfulness when life was going great, and his response of trust and faithfulness when life was pretty crummy.
Let your life be an act of worship to God.
Daniel Foster comes from the outskirts of Atlanta. He serves on staff at DeVotie Baptist Church where he is the student pastor. Daniel is a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. You can find him on Twitter at @danielfoster07.