| Therefore, I urge you brethren, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God –this is your spiritual act of worship. –Romans 12:1
When we think of worshipping God, most of us probably think of being in Church and singing slow songs as we raise our hands up in worship, or we think of praying. Those can definitely be considered acts of worship, but that term is certainly not limited to only singing praises and praying. Worship is not just something we do; it is who we are called to be. What does this mean?
The Message Bible’s version of Romans 12:1 very clearly describes what it means to live a life of worship; “So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life--your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life--and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him.” Living a lifestyle of worship means including God in everything we do. It means working everyday at our jobs as though we were working for Christ. It means loving everyone, even those that hurt us, as Christ loves us. It means being quick to forgive and slow to judge. It means glorifying God with our conversations, relationships, attitudes, thoughts, dreams, everyday chores, etc.
Worship is not intended to be robotic. It is a spiritual act and it is lifestyle. Worship is not something we do or are because we have to, it is something we do and become because we love God so much that it becomes a natural process. Worship is what happens when we become head over heels in love with Jesus. When we learn to treat our walks with Christ as a love relationship, everything else falls into place. He is the groom, and we are His brides. Let us begin to treat Him just like that because that is truly what it means to worship. That is what it means to become a living sacrifice. This is how we please the very heart of God.
Grace and peace be with you.
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