Following Jesus: Worship - A 24/7 Experience

, by Christopher D. Hudson

“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”
Psalm 95:6


Worship is more than singing songs about God. It’s more than a religious service at the church building up the street.

Our English word worship comes from the archaic word worthship (the state of having worth). Whatever we deem as worthy (or valuable) is what we worship. Whatever that thing, person, or goal is, we gladly give our time, money, attention, energy, and hearts to it. If we decide, “We won’t worship God,” we’ll find something else to focus on and devote ourselves to. We humans can’t not worship.

Christian teaching is that the Lord is the ultimate worth in the universe. This is why followers of Jesus spend their entire lives (not just their Sunday mornings) trying to make much of him. We do everything—live, work, drive, eat, exercise, give, parent, love our neighbors, and so on—to show how much we value Christ, his life, and his commands. Do you see now why worship is a 24/7 experience?

Reflection Question

What does worship look like in your life?

Prayer
Lord Jesus, I want to center my life on you. I want to value you above all else. I want to follow you and worship you every day. Amen.


This blog post has been adapted from my book Following Jesus Daily Devotional. You can learn more about it here.

4 comments:

  1. Oh what a msg. It was certainly an eye-opener.Praise God He teaches me each and every day something new and that I need.

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  2. Oh how I love Jesus He is our greatest teacher of all

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  3. God changes people from thinking about themselves to thinking of God, Jesus and others.
    I love your book by the way...very encouraging.

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  4. That message was for me thank you God knows we need and I needed to read that

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