All of Life as Worship

What does it mean to worship God? For many Christians the term worship is related to the time spent at church making music and singing songs directed at God in praise. This is definitely a very important part of why Christians gather corporately all around the world every week, to worship God our redeemer in Spirit and in truth (John 4:23,24). It is true that the activity of making music and singing praises to God in spirit and in truth is an extremely unique and powerful way of drawing closer to God. Reverent group worship through music and singing must take place amongst Christians and it cannot be replaced by another activity. However, another important way to view worship is to also consider and practice it as a way of life. I think this can help us to draw closer to God when we recognize that worship in its broad sense must apply to all of a believer’s life. We are called to glorify God and worship Him in all that we do in life.[1] 

When a person comes to a place of repentance and belief in Jesus Christ as God and Saviour, they start a new life in Christ. God becomes the reason why we live, work, have a family, study, create and etc. Jesus becomes the lense in which we see the purpose and meaning of life. Christ enlightens our spiritual eyes to the glory and majesty of the One and only God who is worthy of all our praise.

It is hard not to worship God in all things and through all circumstances of life when we have received the revelation that Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God died for us when we were still sinners. It is hard not to draw closer to God when we realize and meditate on the fact that “…through [Christ] God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see–such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him…”[2]This is the beautiful God of the Bible whom we are called to worship and adore. So let us approach all of life as worship to the One whom we have been created through and for. 

[1] Revelation 14:7[2] Colossians 1:16 (NLT)